• Strata tower: A skyscraper with wind turbines incorporated in its design

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    Eco-building concepts are on a steady rise owing to the need of the hour and a necessity to capture renewable sources of energy. The Strata Tower in London’s Elephant and Castle Area is one such building concept that incorporates wind turbines in its original design. The building is said to be completed in July, and developers hope that the 42-floor, 408 unit apartment building will generate 8% of its electricity from the turbines. “The Razor” with construction cost of $19.7 million will feature 29.5 foot blades in its 19 kilowatt turbines on the roof. The turbines employ Venturi Effect to produce 50 megawatt hours of power each year. However, skeptics have their own doubts about this novel concept.

    Either which ways, “The Razor” will not qualify to be the only building incorporated with turbines as there are already many ventures that are zeroing in on similar concept. One of them is Paris’s Phare Tower that will incorporate solar skin as well as rooftop turbines in its design when it will be completed in 2015.
    Via – [Greenlaunches]

    Topics: Building Tags: on March 17, 2010

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