Changing the energy efficiency game with Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Georgia Power revolutionized the way energy is used at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Through the installation of solar panels, electric vehicle charging stations and LED lighting, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the first professional sports stadium in North America to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Learn more about the project and how Georgia Power helped make it happen.
Providing sustainable energy solutions
Georgia Power completes solar installation on Mercedes Benz Stadium
“We set out to build a venue that would not only exceed expectations, but also push the limits of what was possible in terms of stadium design, fan experience and sustainability. We set a goal of achieving the highest LEED rating because it was the right thing to do for our city and the environment. With this achievement, we have a powerful new platform to showcase to the industry and to our fans that building sustainably and responsibly is possible for a venue of any type, size and scale.”
As the official energy partner of the Atlanta Falcons and founding partner of the stadium, Georgia Power helped install more than 4,000 solar panels as part of the project’s larger sustainability efforts. These solar panels generate approximately 1.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is enough to power nine Atlanta Falcons games or 13 Atlanta United matches.
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium project and other Georgia Power solar programs that are making the state a solar leader were developed in coordination with and approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC).Georgia Power's Solar Programs