Solar Energy Stadium

Gigantic stadium 100% solar energy

In China-Taiwan they have created a gigantic stadium for athletes and ecologists that simulates the figure of a dragon.

The construction of the solar energy stadium began with an international design competition in 2005. A jury of 13 intellectuals and architects from Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States selected the design of Japanese architect Toyo Ito from five proposals that participated in the project.

The huge building is fed by thousands of solar panels. Contemporary stadiums promote renewable energy and sustainable development.

An example of this would be the Kaoshing National Stadium, which apart from being used for sport, is also a model of global sustainability.

The stadium has a seating capacity of 40,000 and was built to specifications set by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) for top-level sports facilities.

What is it made of?

The stadium not only has a great green aesthetics, but also works 100% with solar energy.  It consists of 8,844 solar panels that will illuminate the entire field.

This course has an eco-friendly design, as well as a solar roof of 14,155 m2 capable of illuminating 3,300 lights.

The designers of the stadium decided to transplant all the vegetation before preparing the ground for the work. The solar system will be 100% available because when it is not used to illuminate the stadium, it will be supporting the local electricity grid.

This action will cover almost 100% of the energy requirement of neighboring areas, which will prevent 660 tonnes of carbon from being released into the atmosphere each year.

One of the most difficult parts of the construction was covering the curved roof, with about 9,000 solar panels that can generate approximately 1.1 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.

The stadium is an exemplary model of ecological engineering. The building materials were produced locally. Steel produced by China Steel Corp., which is headquartered in the southern part of Kaohsiung, was used.

Green architecture

  • This type of construction has a high consideration of the climatic conditions, the hydrography and the ecosystems of the environment in which the buildings are constructed, to obtain the maximum performance.


  • Efficiency and moderation in the use of building materials.


  • Ensuring the reduction of energy consumption for heating, cooling, lighting and other equipment.


  • Cover an overall energy balance of the building, covering design, construction, use and end of life.


  • Complying with the hygrothermal, health, lighting, habitability and safety requirements of the facilities.


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