EDF Energies Nouvelles company, enXco, has begun the construction of a 3MW photovoltaic array at Pocono Raceway. The company will design and construct the project’s system and then hand it over to Pocono Raceway upon completion.
The project, which is situated along Long Pond Road, covering approximately 25 acres of land, will consist of approximately 40,000 PV modules. “The Pocono Raceway Solar Project marks the first project for enXco in Pennsylvania and also our first turnkey solar project,” said Peter Solomon, director, solar origination at enXco.
“We are proud to partner with Pocono, along with our development partner Evolution Energies and general contractor Belectric, to develop the largest renewable energy stadium project in the world by more than two times. We recognize the dedicated efforts of NASCAR to become more sustainable and we look forward to helping other tracks to follow Pocono’s leadership to reduce their carbon footprint through the generation of solar energy,” continued Solomon.
Brandon Igdalsky, track president said, “Pocono Raceway shares in the NASCAR commitment to operate in a more environmentally responsible way. This new system, along with other initiatives we are implementing demonstrates that it is not that “tricky” to go green. This new system will satisfy the Raceway’s energy needs, and will allow us to help power close to one thousand homes.”
Once complete, the solar energy system will become the primary electric energy source for the racetrack.