Photovoltaic inverters made by Basque company Ingeteam are installed in three of the World Cup stadiums in Brazil, including Maracanã, the largest stadium in South America.
The Maracanã stadium has 20 Ingeteam inverters installed, to give a total rated power output of 360 kilowatts (kW). The Maracanã Solar project consisted of installing a photovoltaic ring on the roof of the stadium.
Solar panels have been installed in an area covering 2,380 square metres, generating a power output of 529 megawatt hours (MWh) per year, enough to supply 240 homes.
The company highlighted that the engineering developed will allow the lighting to be more economical and environmentally friendly. Maracanã is the largest stadium in South America, with a capacity for almost 89,000 spectators. In addition to Maracanã, Ingeteam supplied equipment to the stadiums in Pernambuco and Mineirão.