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First Super Bowl Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

photograph of allegiant stadium in las vegas

For the first time in Super Bowl History, Allegiant Stadium, home to Super Bowl 2024, was powered entirely by renewable energy, marking a significant step towards sustainability in sports. During the Super Bowl, the stadium consumed approximately 28 megawatt hours of power, equivalent to the energy usage of around 46,000 homes. This information comes from NZero, the company responsible for monitoring the stadium's greenhouse gas emissions.

Clean Energy at Allegiant Stadium

Allegiant Stadium has entered into a 25-year agreement with NV Energy to procure renewable energy for its operations. This includes power supply for both the stadium itself and its administrative and practice facilities. Notably, the renewable energy project has sufficient capacity to cater to other NV Energy customers throughout the state.

In addition to harnessing solar energy, Allegiant stadium incorporates multiple sustainability initiatives, such as an ETFE roof and food scrap recycling, showcasing a dedicated commitment to environmental responsibility.After every event, the stadium sends approximately 12,000 pounds of food waste to a livestock farm in Las Vegas. Additionally, grass clippings and cigarettes are either composted or converted into energy. Notably, the stadium achieved LEED Gold Certification in July, joining the ranks of seven other stadiums in the U.S. with this esteemed recognition by the U.S. Green Building Council, which represents the second-highest ranking.

Future Implications

This major sporting event has always been a significant contributor to carbon emissions, but with the use of renewable energy, it is taking a step towards becoming more environmentally friendly. There are many reasons why this decision is noteworthy. With the world facing the consequences of climate change and the effects of non-renewable energy sources on the environment becoming increasingly apparent, it is essential for large events like the Super Bowl to lead the way in promoting sustainable practices. By powering the stadium with renewable energy, the Super Bowl has set an example for other major sporting events and industries to follow.

Other Benefits of the Arrow Canyon Solar Farm

The Arrow Canyon Solar Project is located on the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians Reservation, located 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The solar project is owned by NV Energy and was developed by EDF Renewables. It consists of 621,000 solar panels and battery storage. The solar farm will benefit the Moapa Tribe and the local community over its operating life in multiple ways:

Generating Revenue

Through the land lease, the Moapa Tribe is generating revenue through lease payments paid by the solar developer for use of the land annually throughout the 25-year lease term.

Job Creation

According to EDF Renewables, the solar project will create between 250-600 temporary construction-related jobs, benefiting the local community.

Produces Clean Energy

Apart from its economic benefits for the Moapa Tribe and Clark County, this project employs an innovative design to generate ample clean energy, sufficient to power around 76,000 average Nevada homes. This is equivalent to preventing over 632,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually, which is comparable to the greenhouse gas emissions produced by 137,000 passenger vehicles driven for an entire year.

Leasing Land for Solar Energy

LandGate can help landowners lease their land for solar energy production. At no cost, property owners can evaluate the solar energy potential of their properties and list their land for lease on LandGate's marketplace to connect with an exclusive network of high-intent energy developers actively sourcing sites for new projects. There are no fees, and there is no commitment to accept any offers that are received through a listing.

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