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Giant Solar Energy-Generating e-QBO Cube Lands in the Streets of Italy
The e-QBO cube is an architectural chameleon that can be transformed to fit different programs. Although e-QBO is autonomous and off-grid, it can still be integrated into the urban context. At the Milan Innovation Cloud it was turned into an exhibition space to showcase the results of an Italian sustainability research initiative. During the MADE 2013 fair, the installation hosted a lounge and info point for RSE (Research on Energy System). The project was also selected to represent Italy at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
The project incorporates LED lighting, which engages it in a dynamic dialogue with its surroundings. The energy accumulated from renewable sources is stored in batteries and used for lighting the box and charging various electronic devices.
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