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Update on Beijing Olympics
Alex Steffen, 24 May 06

Beijing efforts to green the 2008 Olympics is a subject we've covered before. Now Worldwatch's Zijun Li has a nice update:

In mid-April, Beijing’s 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 venue’s conventional power supply and make the stadium—also known as the “Bird’s Nest” because of its appearance—the world’s 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?

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The proposed new Jets stadium with wind turbines and solar collectors.

http://www.g-forse.com/archive/news288_e.html


Posted by: Randy J. Hunt on 24 May 06

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.


Posted by: Daniel on 31 May 06



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