Renewable Energy in Professional Sports: Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Ravens Practice Facility
Football season is in full swing and Baltimore’s hometown Ravens are facing tough competition in their conference. As the team enters the final stretch, the skills and stamina they developed this summer at training camp will be put to the test. Luckily, the players had brand new state-of-the-art resources to help in their preseason preparation as the Under Armour Performance Center practice facility unveiled a multimillion-dollar renovation this summer.
Constellation has supplied power to the team’s 200,000-square-foot headquarters and training facility in Owings Mills, Md., since 2013 and in 2016 added an approximate 375-kilowatt* solar generation project that generates nearly 15% of the electricity used at the facility. Constellation owns and operates the solar power system and the environmental incentives and attributes, while the Ravens use the electricity generated by the solar panels from Constellation under a long-term power purchase agreement. By supporting the Constellation solar project, which produces carbon-free renewable energy, the Ravens organization is taking steps to meet its sustainability goals. Read about more Ways to (Realistically) Meet Your Energy Sustainability Goals.
After the recent renovation, Constellation went behind the scenes to check out the building’s new features – and to speak with some of the players and operations staff. To learn more, watch the video below:
Constellation and the Ravens also teamed up to present the Sacks for Science program aimed at introducing local Baltimore-area school groups to science and technology. For every Ravens sack this season, Constellation sponsors one school group to experience the Maryland Science Center Power Up! energy exhibit. The Power Up! exhibit gives students an interactive look at the science of electricity with stations that showcase renewable energy resources, energy conservation and the process of generating and distributing electricity.
To learn more about the Sacks for Science program and enter your school, visit our website.