World’s First Stadium Powered by Solar Energy

By on May 14th, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009 23:13

world-games-stadium_1_fs48q_69With a futuristic design, the new horse shoe-shaped structure in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is the first stadium in the world to provide power using solar energy technology.

The Massive building has been built for the World Games which will take place in the city in July. The gigantic 19 hectare structure has a capacity of 55,000 seats. The giant will be used mostly for athletics and rugby events including hosting the main events for the 2009 World Games. After that, the Taiwanese national football team will play home matches there.

The stadium was designed by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito. He  designed the innovative steel rod structure with a roof covered in solar panels. The 8,844 solar panels will generate enough energy to power the building’s 3,300 lights and two giant television screens.

The Taiwanese government plans to sell the excess capacity obtained in hot days. A Taiwanese official said that the panels ill generate 1.14 million KWh per year, preventing 660 tons of annual carbon dioxide.

Source: Dailymail

        

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