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Solar powered sports stadium

BP Solar and Newcastle United Football Club are to build the world's largest solar-powered sports stadium. The 350 kW solar project is part of Newcastle United's proposed redevelopment to create a 51,000 seat stadium at St James's Park. The grid-connected solar system will meet 10% of the stadium's electricity needs and will contribute to Newcastle City's goal of generating 1% of the city's electricity from solar energy by 2010. Surplus electricity will be exported to the grid during the day, and the shortfall imported at night. Each 1 kW solar panel can typically save a tonne of CO2 emissions in a year.

For more information contact Chris Bebbington, BP Solar. Tel: +44 121 236 1472.

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