NASCAR race track goes solar powered
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Long considered one of the crown-jewel sporting venues in the United States, Charlotte Motor Speedway can also lay claim to being one of the most energy-efficient in its efforts to promote a green environment.
By partnering with DC Solar, Charlotte Motor Speedway will save more than 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel throughout the 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder.
In total, a record 79 mobile solar products will be deployed throughout the speedway including 60 solar light towers, 10 solar generators, four solar personal device charging stations in Fan Zone areas, and five solar electric vehicle charging stations. The units will offer everything from free phone and EV charging to safety lighting in the parking lots. An entirely new offering in the green space, DC Solar products require no fuel and operation is completely silent, making the environmental impact virtually non-existent.
“As both the CEO of a green energy company and a lifetime NASCAR fan, I am proud to support the efforts being undertaken at Charlotte Motor Speedway to incorporate clean and sustainable energy into their operations,” said DC Solar CEO Jeff Carpoff. “Our mobile solar products are a perfect fit for this environment, and watching the sport embrace green energy will help insure it remains a strong and vital institution for years to come.”
“Given the 2,000 acres that encompass Charlotte Motor Speedway, it is a must that we promote environmentally sound forms of energy storage,” Charlotte Motor Speedway Director of Operations Shaun Johnson said. “This partnership with DC Solar allows us to satisfy our fans’ needs, and it helps us benefit the environment as well.”
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