The system, which will produce a total output of 725 kWp when completed, will be one of the biggest building-based photovoltaic projects in the Netherlands. What's more, the Kyocera Stadium project will allow CO2 emissions to be reduced by up to 272 tons a year and will provide the electricity required by around 200 homes.
According to Rafael Schröer, managing director Germany of Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH, the project will make a valuable contribution to The Hague’s plans to become carbon neutral by 2040. "The innovative stadium concept in The Hague will not only be of benefit to its operators, but also to visitors to the stadium and the residents of The Hague, because it will help the city achieve its goal of climate neutrality," he explained.
The Kyocera stadium is the home of the first-division Dutch soccer team ADO Den Haag and has a capacity of 15,000 spectators. In addition to hosting soccer matches, the stadium is used for field hockey games. The construction work is set to take place this summer, immediately after the end of the Hockey World Cup, which will use the stadium.