NRG Energy, in collaboration with the Kraft Group, has begun constructing a solar canopy at the Patriot Place in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Once completed, the canopy, in combination with a rooftop PV installation, will generate a total of 1MW.

The installation, which will cover the outdoor walkways, is expected to be completed in time for the 2012-2013 NHL football season. The Patriot Place shopping centre is located next to the Gillette Stadium and NRG and Kraft announced a sustainable energy supply agreement for both locations in December 2011.