Beyond the outcome of the sporting event and the halftime show, the event hopes to mark an important environmental milestone in the United States.
This Sunday, February 11, one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year will take place: the Super Bowl .
The teams that will face off at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas are the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, who will compete for the long-awaited NFL title .
However, beyond the American football match, one of the points that attracted the most attention is that The event will be powered entirely by solar energy, sourced from one such farm located in the Nevada desert. .
This aims to reduce the impact on the environment of an appointment of this magnitude.
What does the measurement consist of?
This decision is the result of a 25-year agreement between the leaders of the Las Vegas Raiders and the company NV Energy .
said company It has more than 621,000 panels that can power nearly 60,000 residential customers or, in this case, a large stadium. As reported CBS News .
NV Energy CEO Doug Cannon said that The system has “enough power for Usher, all his lights and all the show that will be there” at halftime of the Super Bowl.
Added to this is the fact that It has batteries that store renewable energy, guaranteeing supply for up to five hours after sunset. .
Alongside this measure, the stadium and NV Energy have implemented recycling projects to reduce pollution left by events multitude.
Among its initiatives in this area are: reuse or donate 20 streams of materials, collect over 5,000 pounds of food scraps after the appointment, and use cigarette butts to create energy .
Las Vegas Raiders President Sandra Douglas Morgan noted the importance of sustainability in this type of meetings massive.
“When you go to a game, you might just think about enjoying the moment, but Knowing that we are conscious of our environmental footprint, we hope that visitors will take this state of mind home with them. “, he stressed.
The technology used for the appointment is considered a key element for the United States to transition from its current electricity grid to 100% clean electricity by 2035 a goal proposed by President Joe Biden.