Redskins going green at FedEx Field

The Washington Redskins will unveil their complete plans to install 8,000 solar panels at FedEx Field today, a move that will supply energy to power the stadium throughout the week and help with a portion of the electricity required on game days.

According to the Washington Post, the move will decrease the stadium’s annual energy use by 15 percent. The cost for the project has not been revealed. The project is expected to be finished before the beginning of the season. Per the report, the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks also use alternate energy sources at their stadiums.

John Keim of the Washington Examiner had a juicy Twitter remark regarding the Redskins’ news: “Makes sense that FedEx Field is going green. That color has sort of ruled the franchise for a while, right?”

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