Soccer Stadiums Help Fight Climate Change in Brazil
Brazil is a solar energy pioneer in Latin America. The country’s biggest photovoltaic facility is a unique one: it generates 600 MWh, but unlike other solar plants, it’s located on top of the Estádio de Pituaçu, a football stadium in Salvador de Bahia. The facility produces more electricity than the stadium actually consumes, and it is a model for the rest of the country — especially with Brazil preparing to host the next World Cup in 2014. There are plans to install solar roofs on further stadiums.