Sustainable Energy for Brazilian 2014 World Cup Stadium
The Soccer Cup that will take place in Brazil in 2014 is a huge event that is mobilizing the Latin American country. It has become standard that big-scale projects such as this need to embed sustainability in the plans in order to be viable. Such is the case with the London Olympics, where sustainability has been a main part of the project from the start.
Those involved in the organization of the Soccer Cup in Brazil event are also concerned with sustainability and part of the plan is to generate solar energy to power some of the stadiums where the matches will be played out.
Now, Neoenergia, a clean energy company, said it has struck a partnership with Celpe, a regional electricity company that serves the state of Pernambuco in the Brazilian northeast, to build a solar farm on Arena Pernambuco, a stadium that is being built to host soccer matches during the 2014 cup.
Fernando Chein, generation director at Odebrecht Energia, says the project will contribute to the development of solar power in Brazil, which could make a sustainable contribution to the country's energy mix, currently largely based on hydroelectricity.