Solar energy in football stadiums

The modern architectures of football stadiums are spaces that usually impress by the grandeur of the construction, but also generate critical of the high cost they produce. However, with the increasing adherence of clean energy on the market, a viable alternative to reducing spending and incentive to sustainability, is the transformation of electricity into solar, especially in Brazil, characterized as “tropical country”. In the country, four stadiums already make use of energy from the sun.

The infrastructure of modern stadiums around the world have characteristics favorable to the use of technology, including space for the installation of solar panels. In addition, for its high structure, are usually high enough to make use of wind turbines and also generate energy from the winds.

In Brazil, despite being symbolic quantity, four stadiums already make use of the solar energy source with photovoltaic panels. Check out what they are:


The Governador Roberto Santos stadium, in Salvador (BA), was the first in Latin America to rely on a solar energy system, installed in 2012, with 2,292 photovoltaic modules capable of generating 630 megawatts-hour/year of energy.

Pernambuco Arena

The solar power plant of recife stadium (PE) was the first of the type to be installed in the state at the end of 2013. It has 3,652 plates capable of generating 1,500 megawatt-hour energy per year, equivalent to 30% of the consumption of the stadium.


The Carioca stadium received in 2014, world cup year, a system with 1,552 solar panels, which cover an area of 2,380 m² and which are capable of generating 500 megawatts-hours of energy per year.


The stadium located in Belo Horizonte (MG), also gained in 2014 its solar power system, with 6,000 solar panels capable of generate up to 1,420 kilowatts-peak energy and covering 9,500 m² of its Coverage.


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