Monday, May 12, 2008

Floating Solar Lily Pads on Clyde River Could Collect Energy

UK (TGW) – Large lily shaped solar panels floating on the River Clyde could soon be used to collect solar energy.

The concept, from ZM Architecture, has been sent to city council with the hope of approval for a trial project.

The firm said the design of the lilypads was "inspired by nature" and they could be tethered to the river bed. Integrated motors would then rotate the discs to follow the sun for maximum efficiency.

Via :: BBC

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