Super Bowl LVIII will be the National Football League’s first championship game powered entirely by renewable energy.
Allegiant Stadium – the regular season home of the Las Vegas Raiders since 2020 – is hosting this year’s Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. The facility sources all the electricity it needs from utility-scale solar arrays, as well as Nevada-sourced wind, geothermal and hydroelectric power.
To help meet the immense energy needs required to host a football game, the Las Vegas Raiders entered into a 25-year power purchase agreement with NV Energy to source electricity from a 621,000 solar installation in the Nevada desert.
Nevada, like most other U.S. states, has enough renewable energy potential to meet all the state’s electricity needs, even under a scenario where all energy use in buildings and transportation was electrified. According to the report, We Have the Power, solar energy alone has the potential to meet Nevada’s 2020 electricity needs 227 times over. In 2022, Nevada had enough solar capacity installed to power 968,171 average American households for a year.
“On Super Bowl Sunday, more than 100 million Americans will experience firsthand that America can harness the sun, wind and earth to get all the energy we need, and more,” said Johanna Neumann, Senior Director of Environment America Research & Policy Center’s Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy. “Other sports venues and teams should follow the leads of Allegiant Stadium and the Las Vegas Raiders and get their energy from 100% renewable sources.”
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