Sustainable. Automated. Cost-efficient.
A high-quality pitch delivered in a sustainable way
Leverage a full spectrum of sunlight reflected from the innovative system and reduce your CO2 footprint significantly
No running costs associated and a quick return on investment from energy- and manual labour savings
High Quality Pitch
Remarkably increase the amount of sunlight projected to the pitch - even in shaded areas
The system is designed and built with advanced automation and an intelligent control system
An award winning solution
Second Sun received the "Innovation Award" at the TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards in London. The Awards were launched to recognize leadership, innovation and achievement in the design, development, construction and refurbishment of major sports venue facilities globally. The Awards ceremony in front of an audience of senior industry figures and the Innovation Award specifically was "awarded to the organization that has demonstrated genuine, industry-changing innovation".
Second Sun CEO receiving the "Innovation Award" in London
Having a high quality pitch is important for any outdoor sports stadium. To have a high quality pitch, you need to provide the necessary components for the grass to grow. Today artificial light is used to provide two of these components: Warmth and light.
This is a very expensive and unsustainable solution.
Second Sun is your new sustainable, automated and cost-efficient solution to a high quality pitch. The Second Sun system reduces the need for the use of artificial light significantly.
It is a uniquely designed, automated set of mirrors, located on the edge of the roof, which reflects the sun onto a desired area of the pitch.
Example below from Brøndby Stadium in March
We offer comprehensive stadium sunlight analysis with our highly advanced Sunlight Simulation Software.
Based on specific stadium structure parameters and historical weather data for the specific location, we can calculate the expected natural sunlight transmission inside the stadium as well as the expected results from installing the Second Sun system.
Please contact us for a Sunlight Analysis for your specific stadium.
SECOND SUN IN
We currently have a small Second Sun system at Brøndby Stadium. We are looking at scenarios with different numbers of mirrors to secure the best possible outcome for Brøndby. The two mirrors are placed on the north side of the stadium, because the main problem with lighting and heat are on the southern part of the pitch.
Country: Denmark Team: Brøndby IF League: Superliga Capacity: 28.000
Groundsman, Brøndby IF
"Innovation and new technologies are part of Brøndby IF on and off the field. That's why we also want to take new steps to try to optimize the conditions for the grass.
There are parts of the southern end that needs more sunlight than it can get naturally. No alternative is better for grass to grow than sunlight and the right temperatures, and with Secund Sun we try to provide that to the whole pitch. If it works, as we hope, it will be a win for the pitch - and for the environment."
Here you see the reflection of the two mirrors combined. The reflections are put in extension of each other to make sure the shaded area is covered from end to end.
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The Second Sun technology is now considered a "best in practice" by LIFE Tackle.
LIFE TACKLE is an international project co-funded by EU LIFE program aiming at improving the environmental management of football matches and the overall level of awareness and attention towards environmental issues in the football sector. Life Tackle is an international project co-founded by EU LIFE programme – aiming at improving the environmental management of football matches and the overall level of awareness and attention towards environmental issues in the football sector. Between 2018 and 2021, best practices on environmental management will be collected and tested in different stadiums across Europe and information exchanged among NFAs to guide their implementation.
"As artificial grass growth lighting requires significant electricity consumption for the stadiums and thereby also significant CO2 emissions associated with the stadiums it is of central importance for the industry to find alternative solutions for the existing products in the market.
The innovative approach of the Second Sun solution and their promising test results from their test installation in Brøndby Stadium looks to be the sustainable solution that is needed in the industry."
- Tiberio Daddi, S Anna School of Advanced Studies, Project Director at Life Tackle
From partners, clients and stakeholders
"Innovation and new technologies are part of Brøndby IF on and off the field. Tha's why we also want to take new steps to try to optimize the conditions for the grass.
There are parts of the southern end that need more sunlight than it can get naturally. No alternative is better for grass to grow than sunlight and the right temperatures , and with Secund Sun we try to provide that to the whole pitch. If it works, as we hope, it will be a win for the pitch - and for the environment."
Groundsman, Brøndby IF