The world’s largest solar powered stadium began operation this week. It’s the Stade De Suisse, located in Bern, Switzerland. Originally, the stadium had 7930 solar cells from Kyocera installed, but recently an additional 2808 solar cells were added. The stadium now has an overall output of 1.3 megawatts of power, and it is expect to produce about 1.134 gigawatt hours of electricity per year.
The World Games Stadium is not only a breakthrough of construction techniques, but also different from the traditionally enclosed stadiums; the open design of the stadium signifies a cordial welcome with cheerful greeting. Furthermore, the planning of the stadium is oriented at north-south direction, with a slight northwest-southeast 15-degree angle; the spiral conforms to the open “C” shape of the stadium. Such design allows the main spectator stand efficiently shelter the field from the southwestern summer wind and the northwestern winter wind. At the same time, such orientation shelters from sunlight, thus providing a more comfortable sport environment.
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