N.Y. Jets on offense with solar power

More than 3,000 Yingli Solar panels are now operating at NFL Atlantic Health Training Center in New Jersey.

An artist's rendering of the solar installation at the Jets' training facility in New Jersey. Yingli Green Energy

The New York Jets are taking their green image to another level.

More than 3,000 solar panels from manufacturer Yingli Solar have been installed at the team's Atlantic Health Training Center in Florham Park, N.J., making them green in terms of energy as well as uniform.

The solar system will provide the team's 120,000-square-foot training, teaching, and medical facility with 750,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

The New York Jets claim it's the largest photovoltaic system currently installed at any National Football League team headquarters.

"This project is the first of many green initiatives on behalf of the team, and we are proud to be green in color and also in deed," Thad Sheely, the New York Jets executive vice president of finance and stadium development, said in a statement.

In addition to using solar panels from Yingli, the installation was overseen by SunDurance Energy, Evolution Energies, and Syncarpha Capital, which will own and operate the system.

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