NFL Season Opener Under the Solar-Powered Lights
When the reigning Super Bowl champions kick off the first game of the season Wednesday against the Dallas Cowboys, they’ll do it under a new solar ring around the top of MetLife Stadium, lit up in New York Giants blue.
The NFL’s biggest stadium, which is also home to the New York Jets, is debuting a high-profile push toward renewable energy with a ring featuring 1,350 solar panels, which can turn blue or green, depending on which team is playing.
“I think it’s really going to emerge as sort of an iconic physical element” for the stadium, said David Crane, chief executive officer of NRG Energy, which designed the ring. “I actually saw it the first time in person on a