06 Apr '12, 11am

Brazil World Cup Stadiums to Be Powered by Solar Energy

Nearly two years ago (wow, time flies), I wrote about transit planning that was already underway for the Brazil World Cup in 2014 . I’m sure those plans are much further along now, but today there’s some exciting solar news about the upcoming World Cup. Brazil will be powering several of its stadiums to a good degree with solar power. (Not that surprising, given that Brazil intends to triple its renewable energy use by 2020 .) The Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasília (Source: Castro Mello Arq. Esportiva) All 12 of Brazil’s stadiums for this event are supposed to achieve a minimum sustainability standard, and 10 out of 12 have already applied to the US Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) status. One of the stadiums, Mané Garrincha stadium in Brazilian capital Brasília, is seeking LEED Platinum status, which would make it the first s...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/06/brazil-world-cup-stad...

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