The world’s first completely solar-powered stadium, located in Taiwan, is set to be completed in time for July’s World Games. Every inch of the massive roof is covered in solar panels — enough to power the structure’s 3,300 lights, two huge TV screens, and maybe sell some electricity back to the grid. It even incorporates the ancient art of Feng Shui.
Stadiums in the U.S. are becoming increasingly energy efficient too. The Philips Arena in Atlanta and the American Airlines Arena in Miami, became the first to receive LEED certification last month thanks in part to energy-efficient underground parking, water-conserving toilets, and carpeting made from recycled materials. Owners expect to shave $500,000 off yearly utility bills as a result of the conservation measures. (Right: artist’s rendering of Dragon stadium)