Patriot Place is installing a 525-kilowatt solar power system, which will generate approximately 30% of the complex’s power. The panels will be installed across seven roofs, one of which is The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon. The Hall is an interactive museum dedicated to the history of the New England Patriots. The panels will be visible to fans attending the Patriots football games at Gillette Stadium. Each year, the system will remove 8,800 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the same amount generated from 1,600 passenger cars. Over the next 20 years, over 12 million kilowatt hours of electricity will be generated from the system.
This is not the first green project for Patriot Place, which was constructed using low-emitting construction materials and white roofs which reflect the sunlight and absorb less heat. The trash receptacles are solar powered, which can hold over 5 times the amount of waste as a normal trash receptacle of the same size, therefore reducing the amount of collection trips. They also reduce emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. Patriot Place also uses an on-site waste water reuse system that treats wastewater and recycles it throughout the facility.