Solar power goes pro: Ravens seek out solar power initiatives

According to CleanTechnica, the Baltimore Ravens are going for the green, in solar power that is. The two-time NFL Super Bowl champion announced its partnership with the energy company, Constellation for a 375 kW power plant installation at the club's headquarters and training facilities in Owings Mills, Maryland.

The 20-year power purchase will be kept by Constellation during this time. 

"We are committed to advancing renewable energy in Maryland, and we hope this project will showcase the benefits of solar power to all Ravens players, employees and fans," Constellation Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Bruce Stewart said. 

The new plant will create about 15 percent of the total electricity needs that the facility requires, or 460,000 kWh annually. This is equivalent to taking out 317 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

The solar system will include 1,210 photovoltaic panels both on the groundskeepers land and field house.

The Ravens stadium, M&T Bank Stadium, was the first in the NFL to achieve LEED-certification Gold designation from the U.S. Green Building council. 

Although the Ravens are the most recent team to make an energy efficient change, they are not the first. The Minnesota Vikings, as well as the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals have all invested in renewable sources and energy efficiency too.

On such a large scale, the results of this energy change will be tangible in both cutting emissions and increasing knowledge of such an efficient mission.

Although on a smaller scale, making changes in relation to energy efficiency in your home can also make a difference. Schedule an appointment with Alban Inspections today to perform an energy audit and determine what changes you can make.