Super Bowl XLIX Powered by Clean and Efficient Energy

Super Bowl XLIX, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, was powered by 100% renewable energy and was the first Super Bowl to be played under LED lights. Although University of Phoenix Stadium does not have any on-site solar or wind power resources, local utility Salt River Project (SRP) purchased renewable energy credits from wind farms equal to the estimated $300,000 in electricity demand generated by all Super Bowl events. The stadium also replaced the original lighting system with 312 LED fixtures, which reduced the overall lighting energy consumption by 75 percent. Additionally, the teams that played in the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, rank fifth and sixth in installed solar capacity among all sports franchises. For more information