Solar power will play a big role at the World Cup in Brazil
In June and July 2014, Brazil will be hosting the renowned World Cup. Bold plans are underway for making the month long tournament a sustainable event. Brazil's green plans are coming at a time when solar power companies are investing huge amounts of money into sports and soccer club sponsorships around the world. Among the key features will be a roof of tensioned canvas featuring an array of PV panels with capacity to generate 2.5 MWp. Sufficient to generate at least 50% of the stadium’s energy needs even in peak periods during the tournament, at other times, the energy produced is expected to comfortably surpass the arena’s needs with the excess being fed into the grid. Renovation works are scheduled to be finished by December 2012.