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    New stadium design....

    A friend of mine sent me this via facebook. And I was STUNNED by it, considering what it is, I thought you guys might like to see it as well. 100% solar is awesome, the design is a bonus.




    Taiwan has completed construction on an incredible solar-powered stadium that will generate 100% of its electricity from photovoltaic technology! Designed by Toyo Ito, the dragon-shaped 50,000 seat arena is clad in 8,844 solar panels that illuminate the track and field with 3,300 lux.

    Building a new stadium is always a massive undertaking that requires millions of dollars, substantial physical labor, and a vast amount of electricity to keep it operating. Toyo Ito‘s design negates this energy drain with a stunning 14,155 sq meter solar roof that is able to provide enough energy to power the stadium’s 3,300 lights and two jumbo vision screens. To illustrate the incredible power of this system, officials ran a test and found that it took just six minutes to power up the stadium’s entire lighting system!

    The stadium also integrates additional green features such as permeable paving and the extensive use of reusable, domestically made materials. Built upon a clear area of approximately 19 hectares, nearly 7 hectares has been reserved for the development of integrated public green spaces, bike paths, sports parks, and an ecological pond. Additionally, all of the plants occupying the area before construction were transplanted.

    Non-sports fans in the community have a lot to jump up and down for as well. Not only does the solar system provide electricity during the games, but the surplus energy will also be sold during the non-game period. On days where the stadium is not being used, the Taiwanese government plans to feed the extra energy into the local grid, where it will meet almost 80% of the neighboring area’s energy requirements. Overall, the stadium will generate 1.14 million KWh per year, preventing the release of 660 tons of carbon dioxide into atmosphere annually.
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    ? Stadium
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    Re: New stadium design....

    That's what I saw at first too. I guess it's supposed to resemble a dragon.
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    Very cool concept, except the fact it literally looks nothing like a dragon
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    Re: New stadium design....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    ? Stadium
    yeah.. giant question mark...

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    Re: New stadium design....

    I see the dragon. Then again, this is my favorite dragon:



    You can only start adding on little wing-a-lings and beefy arms after you start with the two sibilant S's.


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    Re: New stadium design....

    It's crazy how solar power is now becoming good enough to pull off stuff like this. Amazing.

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    Re: New stadium design....

    Quote Originally Posted by FlightRick View Post
    I see the dragon. Then again, this is my favorite dragon:



    You can only start adding on little wing-a-lings and beefy arms after you start with the two sibilant S's.


    Rick
    Don't forget the consonant V's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshua View Post
    It's crazy how solar power is now becoming good enough to pull off stuff like this. Amazing.

    This was the main point of my post. Not the curvy look. This stadium makes money when it's not even being used. That's awesome.
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    Re: New stadium design....

    Looks Like A Big Question Mark.
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    Re: New stadium design....

    Pretty awesome stuff. Not sure why we aren't interested in doing this in the U.S.?
    Prob just cost
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Don't forget the consonant V's.
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    Re: New stadium design....

    Quote Originally Posted by joshua View Post
    It's crazy how solar power is now becoming good enough to pull off stuff like this. Amazing.
    I'm skeptical as to whether or not this will turn out to be true.

    Interesting, though.
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    Re: New stadium design....

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    That's what I saw at first too. I guess it's supposed to resemble a dragon.
    Quote Originally Posted by sdwagers View Post
    yeah.. giant question mark...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou1990 View Post
    Pretty awesome stuff. Not sure why we aren't interested in doing this in the U.S.?
    Prob just cost
    Great ideas usually flow from west to east with Japan often the western starting point. That's why innovation often flows from the US West Coast to the East Coast. If this stadium proves to be energy neutral or negative (donates/sells energy back to the grid), can rest assured we'll see it here. We just won't have been first (again).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigLebowski View Post
    I need to start visiting homestarrunner.com again.
    Not really. They stopped updating it a LONG time ago. A few years.
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