In mid-April, Beijings National Olympic Stadium signed a 10 million RMB (US$1.25 million) contract with domestic solar company Suntech Power to install a 130-kilowatt photovoltaic system at 12 stadium entrances. The installation will supplement the venues conventional power supply and make the stadiumalso known as the Birds Nest because of its appearancethe worlds most environmentally friendly sporting arena.
Question, though -- is that claim actually true? What other candidates for "world's greenest sporting arena" might we put forward?
The proposed new Jets stadium with wind turbines and solar collectors.
What about the stadium of the Sydney Olympics in 2000? I think there's been a big solar installation, too. And BTW: It seems quite expensive to me: US$1.25 million = 1.00 million => The price per kilowattpeak installed power is about 7.700 - that's nearly twice the price we pay here in Europe.