FIFA World Cup Stadium Installs Solar Modules
China-based Yingli Green Energy Holding Company, a photovoltaic module manufacturer, has supplied 1 MW of solar panels to Grupo Neoenergia of Brazil to deliver electricity to Arena Pernambuco, the site of five 2014 FIFA World Cup matches.
The ground-mount system is located on 15,000 square meters of land next to the stadium. The project contains more than 3,650 monocrystalline PANDA Series panels.
The system is projected to generate more than 1,500 MWh annually. It will meet thirty percent of Arena Pernambuco’s electricity demand. When the stadium is not in use, the solar energy will be delivered to the local community’s electricity grid through Brazil’s net energy metering program.
Visitors to the stadium will be able to track the system’s performance at a Visitor’s Center designed to educate the public about solar energy. Additionally, solar generation and weather monitoring stations will support solar energy research and development.
- Top 10 Steps for a Successful EMIS Project
- The New Energy Future - Challenges and Opportunities in Corporate Energy Management
- Four Key Questions to Ask Before Your Next Energy Purchase
- The Corporate Sustainability Professional's Guide to Better Data Management
- Energy Manager Today Awards Top Products and Top Projects of the Year
- 2015 Insider Knowledge
- eBook: Five Key Considerations for Integrating Renewables into Your Procurement Strategy
- 2016 Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards
- Financing Environmental Resiliency and a Low-Carbon Future with Green Bonds
- Choosing the Correct Emission Control Technology