Baltimore Ravens Reduce Their Carbon Impact with New Solar Project

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Baltimore Ravens to install solar system that will meet 15% of electricity needs

Solar Power World, July 28, 2015. Image credit: Vox Efx

Constellation and the Baltimore Ravens announced an agreement to construct a 375-kWdc solar generation project at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Owings Mills, Md. Constellation, a longtime sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens, provides energy services to the team and is the “Official Energy Services Sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens.” The roof-mounted solar power system expands the current energy services relationship. “Constellation is helping the Ravens extend our efforts to promote renewable energy to the Under Armour Performance Center,” said Kevin Rochlitz, senior vice president of corporate sales and business development. “We are proud to be a model of sustainability for the NFL and our fans, and we look forward to continuing to work with Constellation to make a positive difference in our community and environment.”

The solar power system will be located at the Under Armour Performance Center, the team’s 200,000-square-foot training facility that houses a full-size indoor practice field, player support functions, a TV studio and executive offices. The new system will consist of approximately 1,210 photovoltaic panels on the facility’s field house and grounds keeping buildings.

The system is expected to generate approximately 460,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, which is approximately 15 percent of the team headquarters’ electricity needs. Generating the same amount of electricity using nonrenewable sources would result in the release of approximately 317 tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent emissions of nearly 13,000 tailgaters with propane grills, or 67 passenger vehicles annually, according to U.S. EPA data for the region.

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