Monday, January 9, 2012

Largest solar-powered office building in the world

China's Solar Powered Office Complex
The Japanese are not the only one who are fans of solar technology -- the Chinese are too. With the country now the world leader in solar cells, it is no surprise to learn they also have the "largest solar-powered office building in the world". Located in Dezhou in the Shangdong Province in northwest China, the 75,000 sq m fan-shaped structure is a multi-use building and boasts exhibition centers, scientific research facilities, meeting rooms, and a hotel -- all of which are solar powered. The beautiful building was designed to “underline the urgency of seeking renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels.” Its sun-dial influenced structure enables it to save 30% more energy than the national standard. Read more: The World’s 6 Coolest Solar Powered Projects China's Solar Powered Office – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-6-coolest-solar-powered-projects/chinas-solar-powered-office/?extend=1

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