Auros (auros) wrote,

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As some of you may be aware, one of the topics I track fairly closely is alternative means of producing power. I'm a fairly serious environmentalist, because we've already started seeing effects of global warming and of population exceeding carrying capacity in many environments.

The latest nifty alt-energy tech to come across my desk is something called PV-TV, which I'm assuming stands for something like "photovoltaic television". There's a detailed article in Metropolis (a very nifty design mag).

Basically, it allows you to take your typical glass-clad skyscraper, generate 3.8 watts of power per square foot of surface during the day, and then project pretty pictures onto it from inside during the night, so you can get billboard revenue for it. Pretty neat.

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