Under the agreement, NRG will design, install and operate a custom solar power generating system, the Solar Ring, that will add a striking visual element encircling the top of the stadium.

The Solar Ring will be designed to display team colors and an array of additional hues to meet the needs of visiting events, including concerts and college sporting contests.

Construction will start in April 2012, with an expected completion date of August 2012.

In addition, NRG will provide all of the additional electricity for the 82,500-seat stadium starting in June 2012.

The solar power system, consisting of about 1,500 individual panels manufactured by Atlantis Energy Systems of Poughkeepsie, New York, will be able to generate nearly 25 times the amount of electricity needed to power the integrated LED lighting and display system.

NRG is a provider of cleaner energy solutions to American businesses and consumers.