Over 7,000 solar panels now bring power both to the Daytona International Speedway and over 4.8 million utility customers, courtesy of Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL), the utility company announced recently from the well-known Florida racing hub.
Additionally, the entire complex has been upgraded and is now branded as DAYTONA Rising. Amenities include multi-level concourses with ample lounging areas, more luxurious seating, extra restrooms and additional concessions. The facility even features luxury suites overlooking the track for an outstanding hospitality experience.
"With innovative partners like FPL, DAYTONA Rising has transformed the Speedway into the world's first motorsports stadium," Joie Chitwood III, Daytona International Speedway president, said. "The FPL Solar Circuit complements the advanced technologies we've used to modernize the stadium and enhance the experience for race fans."
Generating approximately 2.1 megawatts, the FPL Solar Circuit places the Speedway among the nation's top five professional sports facilities for solar energy upgrades, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
"We're honored to play a significant role in the redevelopment of such an iconic destination that hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors to our state each and every year and reaches millions of others around the globe," FPL’s Eric Silagy, president and CEO, said. "This partnership with the Speedway is a shining example of Florida's innovation and advanced economy for the world to see."
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