World’s largest solar powered stadium

by EcoStreet on May 19, 2009

in EcoEnergy

Not being much of a follower of sport I hadn’t heard of the World Games until last week. And why did the World Games pique my attention? Because the stadium that’s being built specially for it in Taiwan is the world biggest solar powered stadium in the world. It’s covered in a staggering 8844 solar panels.

After the games are held in July this year, this stadium will power 80% the neighbourhood surrounding it with the massive 1.14 gigawatt hours that it will produce every year. Now that’s forward thinking.

The stadium was designed by architect Toyo Ito, seats 55,000 people and cost over $150million to build.

More images of the solar colossus below.

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[via: THOM & deputydog]

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green LA girl May 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Wow – Great photos! But who took them? There’s no credit —

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Tracy Stokes May 21, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Thanks for the comment Siel, I was unable to find the original source for these images, they come from the deputydog blog’s coverage of the stadium. http://deputy-dog.com

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John Evans May 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Very nice post, this a fantastic stadium, and for me is the right way to think, i really think that future stadiums anywere in the world must have some kind of renewable Energy attached ! Solar Power and architech meets and forms a unique beautiful stadium . Thanks for sharing

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green office May 31, 2009 at 10:48 am

Such a beautiful building – let’s hope that someday very soon all buildings will generate some or all of their power needs.

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solar energy June 4, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Looks awesome. I think solar energy is going to go mainstream soon. It won’t be long before there is cost parity with conventional fuels. Then it will explode.

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Craig Shields May 9, 2010 at 5:29 am

Like John Evans observed previously, this is some very wise engineering. I’m heartened to see more and more green architecture taking hold across the world. We need to be smarter about how we use urban space, and the idea of building renewables into the cityscape like this project does is part of where we need to be headed as a species.

Nature wastes nothing, and natural life exists in such a way as to make its environment more hospitable to it’s continuity. This is one big example of how human life – now so very far from natural – can begin to re-learn that lesson.

Craig Shields, 2GreenEnergy.com

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Alex June 21, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Looks awesome. I think solar energy is going to go mainstream soon. It won’t be long before there is cost parity with conventional fuels. Then it will explode.

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Home Solar Power Guide February 13, 2011 at 1:12 am

As Chief Engineer of the largest Platinum LEED office tower in NYC (1111 6th Ave) better know as the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, I’d like to chime in and say that’s one awesome picture!! I envy this project. It’s absolutely stunning!

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