Powering the 2009 World Games
Tyco Electronics solar products helped power the 2009 World Games in Taiwan's Kaoshiung Stadium. This venue is the world's first multi-function stadium powered by Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solar energy. The 1.2 megawatts of electricity generated by this system eliminates up to six million tons of CO2 annually. Playing a pivotal role in the interconnection of the photovoltaic (PV) modules, Tyco Electronics supplied 8,844 SOLORLOK junction boxes to Kinmac, the manufacturer of the BIPV modules which are mounted on the roof of the 40,000 seat stadium. Additionally, Tyco Electronics provided 30,000 meters of solar cable and the required SOLARLOK cable couplers to Kinmac's installation business division, Delta, to complete the stadium installation.