Pocono Raceway gets a big gold star for installing a 40,000 solar panel grid that will provide all the power for the racetrack and additional power for close 1,000 homes as well. The $15,000,000.00 project was unveiled today and officials are hoping that the final link can be completed by Sunday’s NASCAR race.
The solar grid will eliminate the race tracks $250,000.00 annual estimated electric bill! It is now the largest solar-powered sports facility in the world. Pocono Raceway will also benefit from selling the excess power they generate as well as eliminating more than 3,104 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.
And by the way, those solar panels were made right here in the USA!