This stadium is the first in the world to provide all its own electricity using the sun’s energy.
The dragon-shaped structure Kaohsiung, Taiwan, has been built for the World Games to be held in the city in July. It is the first stadium to use only solar energy technology for electricity all its forms.
A couple of years ago, we wrote about a 1.3 megawatt solar-powered stadium in Switzerland.
A new solar powered stadium has been built in Taiwan for the 2009 World Games in July.
Designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito.
The stadium incorporates 8,844 solar panels on the roof. The roof will generate enough energy
to power the building’s 3,300 lights and two giant television screens.
The 50,000-seat arena will officially open later this year to welcome the 2009 World Games.
The power system was tested in January. It took over six minutes to power up the lighting
in the stadium, which illuminates the track and field with 3300 lux.