Last Updated: May 5th, 2020 at 4:16 pm
Read Time: 2 Minutes
PITTSBURGH – While the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently focused on acquiring top talent as the NFL draft approaches, a new feature has been added to Heinz Field. Energy efficiency provider POWERHOME has completed installation of solar panels at the stadium, with the panels working to offset the team’s grid energy costs and reduce the stadium’s carbon footprint.
“POWERHOME’s use of state-of-the art, American-made solar panels and the company’s reputation in customer service made it the ideal partner to help further ‘green’ the stadium,” Steelers vice president of sales and marketing Ryan Huzjak said. “The addition of these panels to the stadium is the perfect way to support American business and better our environment. We couldn’t be happier to add this technology to Heinz Field and showcase solar panels as a great option for homeowners in Pittsburgh.”
Jimmie Sacco, the team’s vice president of stadium operations, echoed the sentiment saying, “We are incredibly proud of the positive impact Heinz Field has had on the region and are excited to strive toward reducing our carbon footprint. With over 2,000 Pittsburghers employed on a given gameday and millions of dollars added to the local economy throughout the season, we can now boast a reduction in energy use as yet another benefit to our community.”
POWERHOME, headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., is one of the fastest-growing companies to specialize in solar and energy efficiency services. The company is working with professional sports franchises and athletes to help build healthier communities across the U.S., and began operating in western Pennsylvania in 2018.
“Heinz Field is the fourth NFL facility to utilize POWERHOME to help meet sustainability goals,” said Jayson Waller, CEO of POWERHOME. “Large commercial sites like this help us educate consumers about the simplicity and benefits of renewable energy. We hope to encourage thousands of Steelers fans to consider solar energy and think more about the environment.”
POWERHOME designs, permits, sells, finances and installs solar energy systems and panels for residential and commercial applications. Each panel generates approximately 36 kWh per month.