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World Games Stadium 100% Solar Powered

May 20, 2009

With solar pannels strong enough to power an entire stadium BUT not quite enough for time travel.

Yay for the sun!

Yay for the sun!

The dragon-like structure you see under construction in these photos is the ‘World Games Stadium’ in Taiwan, which is being built for the upcoming World Games. And what looks like dragon’s scales from afar are actually 8,844 solar panels which is enough to satisfy all of the stadium’s energy needs, and then some. The 14,155m2 roof has the potential to generate 1.14 gigawatt hours of electricity every year, which is actually enough to power 80% of the stadium’s surrounding neighborhood when it’s not in use. It was designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, cost around $150 million to build and can hold 55,000 spectators
(from ohgizmo.com)

 

Just a little more giggawatt action and we are solar powered!

Just a little more giggawatt action and we are solar powered!

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