Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Solar Sky Scraper

Yet another example that the world is focusing on the environment. Blokes in the UK clad this building with solar panels instead of replacing the glass panes. This is not the answer to all the global issues but at least it's a step in the right direction:
They're just as pretty as any facade, and produce hundreds of kilowatts of power for use in the building. In concert with 24 roof-mounted wind turbines, 10% of the CIS tower in Manchester will be powered by building-bound renewable energy. While that might not seem like much, it is a very big building.

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