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CAST Architecture Unveils Solar Powered Pocket Parks for Seattle

by , 08/18/10

seattle, cast architecture, sunset substation, solar power, pocket park, green space, green design, public space, solar array, power, energy, sustainable design

Seattle’s network of obsolete, decommissioned electrical substations are poised to become a network of neighborhood-friendly, solar powered pocket parks capable of generating more than a megawatt of solar power each year. CAST Architecture’s prototype design envisions a 32kH solar array floating over the parkscape. Revenue from the sale of the electricity would subsidize maintenance of the public space.

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