Super Bowl 2024 goes green with power from Nevada desert solar farm

Super Bowl 2024 goes green with power from Nevada desert solar farm
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7:11 AM EST, February 8, 2024

Super Bowl LVIII is fast approaching. The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs will face each other. Apart from the spectacle's unique character, one other thing attracts attention - the ecologically friendly power supply of the stadium.

This year's Super Bowl will be held in Paradise, Nevada, at Allegiant Stadium. According to CBS News, for the first time in the history of this event, the entire stadium will be powered entirely by renewable energy.

Energy will be collected from a photovoltaic farm owned by NV Energy, located in the Nevada desert. It contains 621,000 panels that can generate the energy needed to power even a facility as large as Allegiant Stadium, which can accommodate up to 65,000 fans

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm highlighted how vital renewable energy is during her visit to the stadium. "People sometimes get nervous about renewable power because they're not sure if it's going to be reliable. The fact that renewable power can power a facility like this reliably should speak volumes about what could happen in other communities", said Granholm, quoted by CBS News.

Apart from the match itself, the energy from the photovoltaic farm will also power the Halftime Show, where Usher and Dutch DJ Tiesto will perform.

Sources: CBS News

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