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Tokyo Institute of Technology Unveils New Facade Decked Out in 4,500 Solar Panels!

Posted By Ana Lisa On April 16, 2012 @ 8:53 am In Architecture,Environment,Green Technology,Innovation,News,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | No Comments

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The Tokyo Institute of Technology [1] recently unveiled a shiny new shell made of 4,500 solar panels [2] that allow it to use half of the energy of a similarly-sized building. The panels — which line the structure’s facade and rooftop — have a total capacity of 650 kilowatts, and the building also generates another 100 kilowatts using fuel cells. Custom designed for the university’s Environment and Energy Innovation Building in Tokyo’s Meguro [3] area, this innovative idea makes great use of the sun’s abundant rays.

+ Tokyo Institute of Technology [1]

Via Asahi Shimbun [4] via Gizmodo [5]

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[1] Tokyo Institute of Technology: http://www.titech.ac.jp/english/

[2] solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/metropolitan-green-solar-panel-clad-building-brings-bright-pops-of-color-to-williamsburg/

[3] Meguro: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meguro,_Tokyo http://inhabitat.com/nyc/metropolitan-green-solar-panel-clad-building-brings-bright-pops-of-color-to-williamsburg/

[4] Asahi Shimbun: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201204110012

[5] Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5901111/the-tokyo-institute-of-technologys-new-innovation-building-is-entirely-covered-in-solar-panels

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