Donnerstag, 4. Juni 2009

Stadion nur mit Solarenergie

The new ‘dragon’ stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is the world’s first stadium designed to get all its power directly from the sun. Encompassing 19 hectares and seating 55,000 spectators, the stadium includes 8,844 solar panels built into the roof. In addition to powering its own 3,300 lights and two giant television screens, the stadium feeds excess power back into the grid on days when no events are scheduled. The ‘dragon’ stadium will be the venue for the main events of the 2009 World Games starting in July.

After the World Games, the Taiwanese national football team will play home matches at the ‘dragon’ stadium. The stadium’s unique, semi-spiral shape imitates a dragon and is intended to provide a “cordial welcome and a cheerful greeting to athletes and spectators with its open-ended structure,” according to the organizers of the World Games. There are 8,844 solar panels on the roof which are expected to generate more electricity than is needed to power the building’s 3,300 lights and two gigantic television screens. Some 1.14 million kWh of electricity a year will be generated – preventing, in the process, 660 tons of carbon dioxide from being discharged into the atmosphere. As for the surplus energy generated during the warm weather, the government of Taiwan intends to sell it.

Quelle: Greenpacks

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