Solar energy, wind turbines coming to Philadelphia Eagles' stadium

Solar energy and wind energy will be coming to Lincoln Financial Field. Team officials say the combination of energy sources will make the stadium self-sufficient and even allow the Eagles to sell some of its power back to the electric grid.

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    Temple Owls gather as the band cheers them on following the NCAA Football game between the Akron Zips and the Temple Owls at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Solar energy and wind energy will be coming to Lincoln Financial Field.
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The Philadelphia Eagles are going even greener.

The team will add wind turbines, solar panels and a co-generation plant at Lincoln Financial Field over the next year. Team officials say the combination of energy sources will make the stadium self-sufficient and even allow the Eagles to sell some of its power back to the electric grid.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie called the plan a "vital step towards energy independence from fossil fuels."

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Under the plan, 80 spiral-shaped wind turbines will be mounted on the stadium's roof and 2,500 solar panels attached to the stadium's facade. The project is expected to be finished by September.

Renewable energy company SolarBlue says about 150 temporary jobs will be created by the construction process and 50 permanant jobs.

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