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Cities as power plants
Cities as power plants
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Cool Temperate

Barbara Scheltus - van den Berg Nancy Thomsen Richard Dugi Zoltan Mrekvicska
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Cities as power plants

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Urban, Rural, Commercial, Community, School Projects, Financial Economic, Legal, Political

Project Summary

Lets make cities act like Power Plants!! Make a trend in building style, make laws that support this style. Tweak power grids to be able to recieve power from many small sources. Create more work for industry of renewable energy sources. Support clean(er) energy sources. ...

Project Description

Idea is the following: Instead of building solar power plants, and wind mills in nature, lets put them in all the cities all over the world. By doing this, we would leave minimum impact on remains of the Nature, and reduce the costs of electrical energy production by reducing loss of power due to transport (electrical and magnetic resistances), lowering the need for resources, etc.

There should be a law (or set of regulations) which says that every new building must have all of the roof covered with solar panels, and the old ones must have them installed in some period of time (10 years). By doing this, we would create vast areas recieving solar energy without taking more space from Nature itself. I think this would help with lowering the temperature in the cities aswell.

Another law (or set of regulations) could regulate building of industrial buildings, requiring that every factory building must be equipped with certain ammount of windmills, and the roofs must be covered with solar panels.

After some time, maybe the whole world could actually be powered from cities?

For the time being, I would like to connect with people to create a masterplan of this project. What would be needed to raise the general awareness about this idea, and eventually approach local communitites with realisation plans for pilot projects.


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