49ers to power entire new stadium with solar panels

49ers to power entire new stadium with solar panels
October 24, 2013, 1:45 pm
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During the regular season, the 49ers' entire stadium will not use a drop of power that doesn't come from the sun. (49ers)

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Forty-nine panels.

It's almost too good to be true, but the new 49ers stadium used 49 solar panels (big ones) to reach "net zero" status. That means, during the regular season, the entire stadium will not use a drop of power that doesn't come from the sun.

That stat comes to us from NRG, the company that did the heavy lifting to put the panels on the stadium roof. The panels themselves come from San Jose-based SunPower, which has been on a roll lately, turning out panels and pleasing investors (SPWR) with a high-flying share price.

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