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Grand Cancun Eco Island Cleans Up the Ocean While Generating Renewable Energy
Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 10, 2013 @ 5:14 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Solar Power | 7 Comments
The entire surface of the offshore platform will be covered in solar panels  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  will make the complex completely self-sufficient.
The zero carbon footprint  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.
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URLs in this post:
 Richard Moreta Castillo: http://richard-architecture-design.com/about_us
 including underwater dining: http://inhabitat.com/deep-ocean-technology-unveils-plans-for-their-insane-underwater-discus-hotel-in-dubai/
 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/
 covered in solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/nepalese-teen-invents-cheap-solar-panel-using-human-hair/
 mini desalination plant: http://inhabitat.com/tag/desalination/
 zero carbon footprint: http://inhabitat.com/ohio-state-university-aims-for-net-zero-carbon-footprint/
 +5d: http://05dimensions.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/grand-cancun-outstanding-and-mind-blowing/
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