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Tokyo Institute of Technology Unveils New Facade Decked Out in 4,500 Solar Panels!
Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On April 16, 2012 @ 8:53 am In Architecture,green technology,News,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | No Comments
Photo: Eiji Hori for Asahi Shimbun
The Tokyo Institute of Technology  recently unveiled a shiny new shell made of 4,500 solar panels  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  area, this innovative idea makes great use of the sun’s abundant rays.
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URLs in this post:
 Tokyo Institute of Technology: http://www.titech.ac.jp/english/
 solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/metropolitan-green-solar-panel-clad-building-brings-bright-pops-of-color-to-williamsburg/
 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/
 Asahi Shimbun: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201204110012
 Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5901111/the-tokyo-institute-of-technologys-new-innovation-building-is-entirely-covered-in-solar-panels
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