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.