— Zero Carbon Emissions Olympics
For the first time, the Olympic Summer Games came to the South American Continent. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games (The 31st Summer Olympic Games) opening ceremony was held on the evening of 5 August 2016 (local time) at the Maracana stadium. Undoubtedly the Rio 2016 Olympics become one of the most anticipated Olympics.
We are applauding and cheering for Olympic athletes with our maximum enthusiasm, at the same time, we also noticed the hidden photovoltaic power plant in the Olympic stadiums.
Let’s find out how the Solar power the RIO 2016 Olympic.
In 2014, the photovoltaic power plant was brought to the Maracana stadium, total capacity 400kw. Solar panel paved area about 2,500 square meters. 400 grams of standard coal combustion could be saved and nearly 1400kwh solar electricity was supplying to the stadium per day. The solar electricity satisfies about 5% of the stadium electricity demand during the Olympic Games.
Brazil’s National Stadium
The photovoltaic power plant was installed in the Brazil’s National Stadium after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This facility is equipped with 9600pcs solar panels, the total installed capacity of 2.5 MW (6 times Maracana stadium).
When the system completed, the solar array occupies three-quarters of the stadium roof, which is quite spectacular.
Therefore, Brazil’s National Stadium becomes the world’s first stadium that energy production for self-sufficiency.
In fact, the large installed capacity could not only full supply the stadium, the solar electricity was also supplied to daily living electricity demand of thousands Brasilia residential. Moreover, the solar electricity was offered to surrounding cities in power shortage.
Solar City Tower
One of the most amazing architectures: the Solar City Tower. Upon completion, the 105 meters vacant waterfall will appear on the sea. The photovoltaic power plant will not only meet the electricity demand of the building. The excess energy will also be used to pump sea water to the roof for the formation of vacant waterfall. Meanwhile, the Solar City Tower will also provide energy for the Rio de Janeiro public usage.