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September 28, 2007

Floating Solar Island Will Produce Energy While Angering Sharks

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Okay - so not totally weather related, but still very cool and dependent on weather. Ras al-Khaimah — one of the United Arab Emirates is going to install a floating solar island, which will be 0.62 miles in diameter when completed, and propel itself with solar gas.

Ras al-Khaimah has a lack of space on land, the micro-state contracted the Neuchâtel's Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology to design it, paying $5 million toward the construction of the project. The island will produce electricity by heating up water to produce vapor, and will be able to propel itself in case bad weather strikes.

See - there's the weather tie in - without sunny skies - no solar, and the sharks will then rise up from the bottom of the ocean and consume the entire solar array as it tries to propel itself with nasty solar gas.

Via Gizmodo at GoodCleanTech

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Posted by Jay Brewer at September 28, 2007 7:49 AM

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