29 Jul '14, 7pm

This dragon-shaped solar stadium in Japan is 100% powered by the sun!

This dragon-shaped solar stadium in Japan is 100% powered by the sun!

What an elegant structure and design. I suppose the naysayers here would have preferred that the stadium go conventional…just draw more juice from the grid. Or better, build a mini coal fired plant on location to generate the power requirements. Of course, as long as the coal/nuclear advocates can stop solar/wind from getting adopted, they can continue to argue that solar is too expensive. Too bad we can\’t calculate the cost of smog (China knows smog) or cracked fuel rods that can make a nuclear plant a potential environmental catastrophe. But for the reality based community, this is great. How many large stadiums in the US could serve dual purposes of providing game night power/illumination while providing a steady source of incremental energy that avoids having to build more coal fired generating capacity. Taiwan\’s location is perfect for solar. As far as costs go, no ...

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