Riding on their their dreams, designers at Japan-based Toyo Ito Architects are using solar energy beyond all conventions to power the main stadium built for “The World Games” to be held in July this year, for no one has ever attempted to power an entire stadium with solar energy before. The $150 million stadium can house 55,000 spectators and can power 80% of the surrounding neighborhood if it‘s solar array is connected to the grid during days when the stadium is not being used. Every inch of the stadium’s incredible 14,155-sq-m roof area is covered with 8,844 solar panels that could potentially generate a whopping 1.14GWh of electricity annually. The record braking stadium is touted to be the world’s largest solar-powered stadium and is designed to green the not-so-popular World Games to be held in Taiwan this year.
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