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Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable energy

Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 29, 2015 @ 2:10 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Environment,Gallery,Solar Power | 7 Comments

Grand Cancun, clean energy, renewable energy, solar power, wave energy, offshore eco-platform, wind energy, rainwater harvesting, desalination, Cancun 50th anniversary, green design, sustainable design, ocean cleanup system, zero carbon footprint [1]

The entire surface of the offshore platform will be covered in solar panels [2] that will provide energy for both Grand Cancun and the main city’s national grid. Vertical wind turbines and underwater tidal wave energy collectors will produce even more clean energy. A rainwater collection system allows water to be collected and then reused, which combined with a mini desalination plant [3] will make the complex completely self-sufficient.

The zero carbon footprint [4] Grand Cancun mega project is the first marine platform that doesn’t seek to exploit its natural resources. Instead, it seeks to remediate the ocean site in which it is placed. In this case, the platform will filter out hydrocarbons and pollutants to ensure that marine creatures will benefit from a healthier ecosystem and the beachfront’s natural beauty is restored.

+ Richard Moreta Castillo [5]

Images via +5d [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/grand-cancun-clean-powered-marine-platform-on-stilts-cleans-up-the-oceans-near-cancun/grand-cancun-by-richard-moreta-castillo-05/

[2] covered in solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/nepalese-teen-invents-cheap-solar-panel-using-human-hair/

[3] mini desalination plant: http://inhabitat.com/tag/desalination/

[4] zero carbon footprint: http://inhabitat.com/ohio-state-university-aims-for-net-zero-carbon-footprint/

[5] + Richard Moreta Castillo: http://richard-architecture-design.com/about_us

[6] +5d: http://05dimensions.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/grand-cancun-outstanding-and-mind-blowing/

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