NASCAR knows a few things about solar. With its NASCAR Green program, established in 2008, the organization began to educate its fan base about solar energy and other sustainability solutions. Several NASCAR teams and tracks already use solar energy — Daytona International Speedway, Indianapolis International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Sonoma Raceway, Rousch Fenway Racing, and Kyle Busch Motorsports. The Pocono Raceway project includes a 3 MW solar farm, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway boasts a 9 MW installation.
The latest partnership between SunEdison and NASCAR focuses on educating fans about the benefits of rooftop solar for the home. SunEdison will also collaborate with NASCAR partners, race tracks, and race teams on commercial-scale solar for the sport.
There have been many collaborations between sports and solar. Earlier this summer, the San Diego Padres and Sunrun announced their partnership. Many leagues boast green programs. Only the NASCAR SunEdison partnership, however, has the distinction of being included in the White House Solar Initiative.