Yes, the long-awaited solar panels and wind turbines at Lincoln FinancialField are up and running.More than 11,000 panels have been positioned atop the roof, over someof the parking spots, and armoring the side of the building along I-95.Those are the workhorses.The eye candy is the 14 wind turbines atop the ends of the stadium -meant to distract visiting kickers, one official joked. Actually, they are intended to be "a visual representation of our commitment to sustainable efforts," said Eagles president DonSmolenski.But no less, a sign of football brio.Drawings of a previous incarnation of the project made the turbines lookdisappointingly like party pinwheels. Among stadium folks, the new ones,which are 15 feet tall and weigh 1,016 pounds each, are said to resemble"bad-ass eggbeaters."On sunny days when not much is going on at the stadium, the power from the $30 million array will go back into the grid. On game days, thestadium will be sucking power back from the grid. At the final tally, 30 percent of the power used in the stadium is expectedto come from the panels and turbines. As for the rest, the team ispurchasing renewable energy credits to cover it. As for the $30 million, it may sound pricey, but it's only the equivalent of the base salary for just five of the top players this season. (Thoseparticular powerhouses are Jason Peters, $10.4 million; DeSeanJackson, $6.75 million; DeMeco Ryans, $6.6 million; plus Michael Vickand Trent Cole, $3.5 million each.)The project has been as elusive as a playoff appearance the last twoseasons. The Eagles announced a similar plan in 2010 with Florida-based Solar Blue, aiming for the project to be completed by the 2011home opener. But the details couldn't be worked out, and the team cameup with a new game plan and a new partner, NRG Solutions of Princeton.NRG, which put up the $30 million, will own, maintain, and operate thesystem. The Eagles have agreed to buy back power from NRG for apredetermined price over a set period of time.