Kaohsiung, Taiwan [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Construction on the main stadium for the World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan will be complete by the end of this year. The new sports arena is also Taiwan’s largest photovoltaic installation to date – fitted with solar modules manufactured by the Taiwanese company Lucky Power Technology Co. Ltd. using equipment provided by 3S Swiss Solar Systems AG.
The Japanese architect Toyo Ito planned the ultra-modern stadium as a green building. 8,844 solar panels on a surface area of 14,155m² are integrated into the roof construction of the sports facility. The solar roof, which emulates the form of a flowing river, can, depending on the strength of the sunshine, cover 75% of the energy needs of the stadium which can hold 55,000 spectators. On days when no competitions are taking place, the electricity generated is fed into the grid.
The new stadium is the main venue for the competitions of the World Games 2009. International athletes from more than 90 nations will be competing against each other next June. Taiwanese module producer Lucky Power Technology Co. Ltd. which supplied the solar modules for the construction project is a longstanding customer of 3S Swiss Solar Systems AG. The project is being installed by Delta Electronics, Taiwan.