Andrew Michler

Architect Ronald Rael Proposes a Green and Socially Viable US Border Fence

by , 03/31/11

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As the nation plows an average of $4 million dollars into each mile of fence, the only benefit is the slowed pace illegal crossings. Rael imagines a border blockade that enhances the communities by providing clean energy and water as well as communications and local trade.

His visualizes a large solar electric array along the border (parts of which are the sunniest portions of the US) to provide communities with clean reliable energy. Rael also included plans for integrated solar-thermal vacuum tubes that collect thermal heat in large underground tanks to be used by schools, commercial buildings and factories. The fence could also collect storm water to ease urban infrastructure costs and store and supply clean water.

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  1. Charles Neslon March 5, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    This seems like some pretty heavy duty commercial fencing right here. I would not mind having something like this around my own home one of these days. It seems like this fence in particular would make for some excellent neighbors.

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