Sunday, May 11, 2008

‘Air Tree’ Structures in Madrid produce Oxygen and Energy

clipped from www.inhabitat.com
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The city of Madrid soon plans to add a striking new structure that will “climatically transform” its urban architecture. Designed by Urban Ecosystems, the Air Tree pavilion is to be built from recycled materials and will be 100% energy self-sufficient. Using photovoltaic cells, the Air Tree produces a substantial amount of energy, which is then sold back to the local electric companies, the profits being used for maintenance of the structure. The second byproduct is of course oxygen - hence the name ‘Air Tree’!

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The surrounding environment near the air tree will be naturally conditioned, reducing the heat island effect found in most city centers. The air trees will be implemented city wide in the coming years.
Furthermore, the structure, made from lightweight recycled materials, can be easily disassembled and moved to another site when needed.
The trees will cool the surrounding environments and as a bonus generate clean electricity.
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Now, what a great idea. Put up two or three of these in any good sized city and use it to generate electricity for electric vehicles and pigtailed hybreds; hydrogen for hydrogen cars and sell fresh produce and food made with fresh produce - with car service.

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