Since the FIFA World Cup 1950, the Maracanã stadium is one of the legendary places of football and thanks to recent renovations, it could now enter the history of sustainable development.
Indeed, Yingli Green Energy partnered with Light ESCO, EDF Consultoria, Schlaich Bergermann und Partner as well as the State of Rio de Janeiro to install more than 1,500 panels on the roof of the stadium.
This solar system will generate enough electricity to power more than 240 homes each year while avoiding the emission of more than 2,560 tons of carbon dioxide.
Yingli Partners resolved architectural problem posed by retractable canvas roof of the stadium by mounting solar panels on a circular metal structure around the roof. Prominently, these solar modules must wear green energy on the forefront of the international scene in the upcoming events, helping to educate football fans all over the planet to environmental issues.
1556 solar panels Maracanã are mounted on a circular metal frame surrounding the roof. This structure provides a usable area of about 2,380 m2 for the installation of modules space.
A construction for the 1950 World Cup, the Maracanã stadium could accommodate more than 200,000 fans, making it the largest stadium in the world in terms of capacity. Now it has 78,838 seats, which is the largest stadium in South America.
The State of Rio de Janeiro plans to build more solar projects in the area of Maracanã, including the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and Maracanazinho gym.