The World’s Largest Solar Stadium: 1.3 Megawatts

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The world’s largest solar 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.


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This is the equivalent to the power used by 350 local households. The solar cells will also save on the emission of 630 tons of CO2 annually.

Via: Clean Edge

Comments

  1. says

    C’mon, you can’t mean “1.13 gigawatts per year.” How about gigawatt-hours per year?

    And I’ll bet big bucks that the 1.3 megawatt figure is the theoretical maximum from the solar cells. Since the stadium isn’t on the equator, and the cells aren’t aimed into the sun, it will never achieve that.

    Overall they’re expecting to get the equivalent of 870 hours of that kind of ideal exposure over the course of a year. That isn’t all that great.

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  2. says

    This information is not very useful without accompanying economics: cost and payback plus the amount of government subsidies. Given enough of the latter, some bad ideas get implemented. For instance the units of energy to produce and install can far outweigh the energy that will be saved. Think of putting 2 meters of insullation in your attic. Worthwhile initiatives will continue to fail until we “get real” about conservation.

  3. seungkyu says

    I think this is great… its truly a modern version of the world to come. Dissapointed however, not to see other energy saving elements used such as wind power and more. By adding these elements, more electricity can be saved while decorating its architecture into a grand scale.

  4. seungkyu says

    one last thing… it would of been very cool to have the solar panels actually moving along with the sun~!

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