Solar stadiums The Stade de Suisse has about 7,000 solar panels on a surface of 12,000 square metres. This is enough to provide energy for 400 homes. (Keystone/BKW/Stephan Bögli) The panels of the Stade de Suisse change 15% of the energy in the sunlight they receive into usable energy. (Keystone/BKW/Philipp Zinniker) About 1,200 square meters of solar panels were installed on the roof of the Sankt Jakob Park stadium in Basel in 2001, producing about 130,000 Kw/h per year. (Keystone/Markus Stuecklin) Keystone The Letzigrund in Zurich has generated solar power since 2007, with a maximum capacity of 223,000 Kw. (KEYSTONE/Gaetan Bally) Keystone The AFG Arena in St Gallen can generate190,250 Kw/h per year and save 95 tonnes of CO2. (Keystone/Regina Kuehne) Keystone The power generation on the main stadium in Taiwan which hosted the world games in 2009 was inspired by the Stade de Suisse. (worldgames2009.tw) Brazil plans to build solar stadiums for the World Cup in 2014. The photo shows the Bahia stadium where panels will be installed if tests are successful. (Setepla Tecnometal und Schulitz + Partner) Brazil also hopes to instal solar panels at the Maracanã, which will host the 2014 World Cup final, but the cost, put at 23 million dollars, is a disincentive. (EPA/Antonio Lacerda) Bern's Stade de Suisse is not the only stadium to generate solar power. This content was published on February 23, 2010 February 23, 2010 More More The changing face of International Geneva International Geneva is an important hub for multilateralism. But it is facing some unprecedented challenges. Contributions under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at email@example.com. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Download the SWIplus app and stay informed Do you want to stay informed abroad? Now our app SWIplus offers even more Switzerland: with news, stories and our briefing!
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