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Toyo Ito’s solar powered stadium, Taiwan

This will be old news to some readers, but let’s mark this one again for posterity – compared to how we do things in Dunedin.

“. . . the impressive roof construction that is simultaneously a solar power station.”

### http://www.archiCentral.com 20 May 09
Construction Is finished For Toyo Ito’s Solar Powered Stadium

Construction is finished for Japanese architect Toyo Ito’s solar powered stadium in Taiwan. The stadium’s roof is covered by 8,844 solar panels. The stadium is located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and it was built to coincide with the opening of the World Games [in July].

The ‘World Games Stadium’ holds 55,000 spectators and it cost $150 million to build. The stadium will hold the record for largest solar-powered stadium in the world with its 14,155m2 roof. It could potentially generate 1.14 Gigawatt hours of electricity every year, enough to power up to 80% of the surrounding neighbourhood.

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highflyerai9 10 April 2008

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