MOORESVILLE — Energy efficiency company POWERHOME is partnering with NC State Athletics to install solar panels at Carter-Finley Stadium, home of the NC State Wolfpack football team.
The installation will mark POWERHOME’s first at an academic institution.
In early 2020, the solar panels will be installed on the southern end of the nearly 58,000-seat stadium, atop the Murphy Center. The solar panels will help reduce the university’s grid energy use and overall carbon footprint.
“NC State Athletics is committed to be a leader in sustainability through decreasing our energy consumption,” said John Portland, senior associate AD/Facilities, Operations & Capital Projects, in a statement.
“We are excited to partner with POWERHOME, an organization that aligns with our energy savings initiatives, to help us educate Wolfpack fans about the simplicity and benefits of solar energy.”
NC State’s 2017-2022 Sustainability Strategic Plan includes modeling sustainability through efficient, innovative facilities and operations that educate the campus community and improve the quality of life. This initial solar panel installation falls directly in line with the plan and lays the groundwork for future renewable energy projects.
POWERHOME is an energy efficiency company that provides high-quality American-made solar panels as part of a complete energy-savings package for residential customers. The company launched in 2015 in Mooresville, N.C., and today has more than 700 employees, including a commercial division.