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60 Storey Tower Maximizes Energy Capture with Photovoltaic Facade

16:00 - 9 October, 2016
60 Storey Tower Maximizes Energy Capture with Photovoltaic Facade , Courtesy of Peddle Thorp Architects
Courtesy of Peddle Thorp Architects

Peddle Thorp Architects have submitted their proposal for the Moray Street Residential Tower in Melbourne for approval. At 1173.5 square meters, Sol Invictus is wrapped entirely in solar panels, attaining 10 times more solar surface area than a traditional roof covering. The facade can achieve up to 5000 square meters of solar panel array and is connected to a battery storage system.

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Strawscraper / Belatchew Arkitektur

00:00 - 24 May, 2013
Strawscraper / Belatchew Arkitektur, Strawscraper / Belatchew Arkitekter
Strawscraper / Belatchew Arkitekter

Belatchew Arkitekter has presented a concept for transforming high-rise towers into power-generating factories. The Swedish firm's proposal involves covering a Stockholm skyscraper with "electricity-generating bristles". The tower in question is Henning Larsen's Söder Torn tower on Södermalm in Stockholm. Belatchew has designed a wind farm that will top the existing building with a 16-story extension, covering the facade with "hairy-looking plastic straws designed to move with the wind".

Join us after the break for more details and images of this proposal.

PowerWINDows: A Proposal for Skyscraper-Compatible Wind Turbines

00:00 - 27 April, 2013
PowerWINDows: A Proposal for Skyscraper-Compatible Wind Turbines, Courtesy of University of Wollongong
Courtesy of University of Wollongong

Could a new revolution in wind-turbines be on its way? A team from Australia's University of Wollongong (UOW) have collaborated with leading marine engineering firm Birdon Pty Ltd, to develop PowerWINDows - a new type of wind-to-energy converter that could potentially be appearing on skyscrapers near you soon.

Read more about this new idea after the break...