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Solar Roof For Taiwan Stadium Suggests a Snake or Dragon

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In an example of form following function, this solar stadium in Taiwan, designed by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito, bends into an almost reptilian shape as a result of the roof being entirely constructed by 8,844 solar panels – that create a rather organic impression, almost like the scales on a snake.

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Built for the World Games last year, the  stadium hosts an astounding 1.3 Megawatts of solar panels installed on the roof. These create enough electricity to power the giant stadium’s 3,300 super-bright lights and two 40 foot television screens. If they were sending all of this electricity to the grid, it would be enough to provide the electric power for 1,000 or more average homes in Taiwan.
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The building has the ability to generate 1.14 million kWh annually with a total of 660 tons of carbon dioxide prevented.When first tested in January, it  took over six minutes to power up the lighting in the stadium, which illuminates the track and field with 3300 lux.

The stadium’s electric power source generated by this gorgeous roof pays for itself. When not being used, the government gets paid for the excess power being generated to the grid.

Source: Calfinder

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4 Comments so far to “Solar Roof For Taiwan Stadium Suggests a Snake or Dragon”
  1. mydivabydesign - The Diva's Home Says:

    What a great way to blend function and aesthetics! It's nice to see an example showing how solar panels can add to the look of a building instead of just being slapped up on a roof.

  2. Susan Kraemer Says:

    So rare, isn't it! Should now be a required subject in Arch School!

  3. Dan Shand Says:

    Nice Architecture!

  4. Another Wavy Roof Heralds a New Energy Design Vernacular | Internal Affairs Says:

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