It is a 158kW high-class urban solar photovoltaic power that has aesthetic value.
The Seoul City government said it has built a 158kW solar photovoltaic power generation facility at the Seoul World Cup Stadium with fashionable design and aesthetic value.
The City authority installed such a facility at the Stadium investing about 1.2 billion won to use it as a venue for enhancing citizens’ interest and understanding of renewable energies, while publicizing importance of such energies.
To maximize power generation efficiency, solar photovoltaic power facility is designed to be installed in the area between the southern bridge of the Stadium and the Pyeonghwa Park in scale of 12.5 meters, 70 meters and 6.6 meters in width, length and height, respectively.
The 158kW solar photovoltaic power facility is expected to generate 207MWh of power a year, accounting for 5.9% of total annual consumption of the Stadium (3,507MWh), reducing greenhouse gases by 94tCO₂, which is equivalent to planting 11,158 thirty year-old pine trees.
In consideration of symbolism as the World Cup Stadium, the power facility is designed to have visual harmony with the stadium so that it can also provide function as a symbolic artwork, instead of installing monotonous structure for power generation.
In order not to damage front view of the Stadium, upper solar modules are designed to make horizontal plane, while designing substructures to feature modern aesthetic feeling by adopting soft curve of eaves of Korean traditional house as a motive.
Taking account of resistance against earthquake and wind as well as weight, it is designed to fix solar modules in trussed structure, thus securing both stability and economic efficiency. And considering audience’s flow of traffic, it minimized the number of pillars and area of walls that support roof.
The solar photovoltaic power facility is expected to play the role of generating energy on ordinary days while playing the part of the main access road and gate as well as a symbolic artwork when sports games and events are held at the Stadium.
The City government plans to use the space under solar modules as a passage that connects the Stadium with the Pyeonghwa Park and turn it into a complex cultural space where visitors can enjoy small concerts, exhibitions and performances of B-boys.
And it installed numerous decorative LED lamps, which are eco-friendly and highly efficient, in substructure of the power generation facility, visualizing stars in the night sky. It also remodeled footpaths.
The Seoul City government plans to build a solar photovoltaic power generation center in regions around the Seoul World Cup Stadium and World Cup Park by installing additional 1,000kW solar photovoltaic power facilities at the agricultural and marine product market in Mapo and the beltway in the Noeul Park.
Director of Facility Division Pak Gi-hyeong at the Seoul City Urban Infrastructure Headquarters said, “The solar photovoltaic facility at the Seoul World Cup Stadium is a good example of the high-class urban solar photovoltaic power facility that provides functions as the facility of generating power and urban artwork. It is expected to make a significant contribution to expanding distribution of renewable energies and mitigating shortage of power supply.”
Source : todayenergy