Solar energy enters the field

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:

Pituaçu

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.

Arena PernambucoT
he solar plant of the recife stadium (PE) was the first of its kind to be installed in the state, at the end of 2013. It has 3,652 solar panels capable of generating 1,500 megawatts-hour of energy per year, equivalent to 30% of the consumption of the stadium.

Maracanã
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 that are capable of generating 500 megawatts-hour of energy per year.

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

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