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Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using green diesel. On December 3,...

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christ...

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

A mall in the capital city of the Philippines is now sporting a 1.5-megawatt sol...

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

The Governments of the United States and China have announced that they will be ...

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Eco-friendly cars, also referred to as green cars, are vehicles that have a less...

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

The largest wind farm in Southeast Asia, a 150-megawatt installation in the Phil...

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

Solar Power, Inc. is set to become one of the largest solar developers in China....

Business

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

Friday, 19 December 2014

tenKsolar is establishing new production lines in Thailand for their manufacture of their solar modules. tenKsolar, which is based in Minneapolis, des...

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Technology

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

A sweet-smelling chemical compound primarily used in fragrances and flavoring is being studied for its potential as a clean and green biofuel. Methyl ...

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Politics

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the results of the recently concluded Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru. The Secretary-Gener...

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Living Green

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Saturday, 06 December 2014

Nearly 125 years after the invention of the light bulb – technology that revolutionized the world’s way of life and living – the phased ban on sale of...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Friday, 12 December 2014

Environmentally friendly home heating solutions are valuable for the planet, and can lower your utility bills. With the numerous home heating alternat...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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World Games 2009 main stadium to be powered by 8,844 solar panels


The World Games 2009 Main Stadium at Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Image sourced from The World Games 2009.

The World Games 2009, to be held in the southwestern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, will be using a solar-powered Main Stadium. 8,844 solar panels were installed on the 40,000-capacity structure designed by world-renowned Japanese architect Toyo Ito. Construction took two years and was without any accidents.

Lighting up the stadium took only six minutes during a testing last January 15. The whole track and field was illuminated with 3,300 lux. Surround sound system will be used and two jumbotron screens will also be on each side of the stadium. The said features will be powered by the stadium’s solar roof, which can generate 1.14 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. This means the reduction of 660 tons of carbon emissions. Construction of the stadium also used raw materials that are 100% reusable and Taiwan-made.

Surplus energy produced by the stadium’s solar electricity system will be sold during the non-game period.
Another energy efficient feature of the stadium is its open c-shape design. The design makes use of the main spectator stand as a shield for the field from sunlight, the southwestern summer wind and the northwestern winter wind. These features are expected to give stadium users more comfort.

A green zone will also be incorporated in the stadium’s 19-hectare scope. The said feature will include sport parks, bicycle paths, ecological ponds, and vegetation. This aims to give visitors the experience of a natural environment.


Jen Balboa


Source:

1 http://www.worldgames2009.tw/wg2009/eng/Venues_connect2.php

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