27 May '13, 6pm

Brazil Prepares for the 2014 World Cup With 7 Solar Stadiums

It’s a Goooooooooaaaaaaaaal! And it’s happening. As Brazil preps for hosting FIFA’s World Cup in 2014, at least seven of its stadiums are incorporating solar arrays to provide on-site power generation for one of the world’s largest sporting events. At least two of the installations were recently completed, one in the capitol city Brasilia — which may become the world’s first LEED Platinum stadium , too — and another in Rio De Janeiro. More installations are on the way. The stadiums and their solar arrays will help reduce their use of grid-supplied energy. But they’ll also demonstrate the power and benefits of solar to billions of soccer fans around the planet. Since Brazil is hosting the Olympics in 2016, some of the stadiums will also be used for events in that worldwide event. Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff inaugurated the National Stadium Mane Garrincha this past we...

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