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A so­lar project of epic am­bi­tion has been com­pleted in Tai­wan. The Kaoh­si­ung Sta­dium is clad in 8,844 so­lar pan­els, and will pro­duce as much en­ergy as it uses in il­lu­mi­nat­ing the track and field and run­ning the sta­dium. The so­lar pan­els on the 50,000 seat sta­dium cover over 14,000 square me­tres. The green cre­den­tials of the sta­dium don’t end there. Sur­round­ing the struc­ture is seven hectares of green space, with bike paths, sports parks and an eco­log­i­cal pond. Per­me­able paving is used, and all plants grow­ing in the area prior to con­struc­tion were trans­planted else­where.

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