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Rem Koolhaas Of OMA Unveiled Masterplan Zeekracht

Masterplan Zeekracht by OMA

On January 13th, Rem Koolhaas presented his plan to create a ring of windmills, which will ultimately provide as much energy as the oil in the Persian Gulf now.

His masterplan Zeekracht consists of a ring of cables between several windmill parks that will create a network between seven ‘North Sea countries’.
The architects thinks Europe can be ‘reasonable independent’ from oil and gas energy in 2050, thanks to wind and solar energy.

Read the whole translated press release: www.zeekracht.nl.

For more impressions of this project click here.


World’s first power generating glass window

Solar Window

Rainbow Solar Inc. announced the world’s first, transparent, photovoltaic-glass window which generates 80 to 250 watts of electricity.

This is the next-generation of building integrated photovoltaic, an enclosed super-tempered glass window system, with a patent pending, fully integrated, multi-tier PV and heat insulation technology. Up to 9’ x 9’ size with comprehensive options to meet design, weather, climate, and building code requirements. 

The company  also embedded many home technologies, including an optional built-in electrical privacy curtain, to completely block out an already shaded glass window, and a new technology that converts the entire window into a light panel.

The PV-Glass Window uses the sun’s light and heat, to generate electricity, reduce heat, and provide a semi-transparent display. The Window has proven energy savings greater than 50% in a hot-house test, according to a study conducted by the NTUST (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology), under the directorship of Professor C.H. Young (Ph.D.). This ground breaking case study recently received coverage by the Discovery Channel.