Scientists in Qatar Develop Solar-Powered Clouds to Cool World Cup Stadium

March 25, 2011 by  
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In anticipation of extreme heat during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, scientists and engineers at Qatar University have developed a solar-powered gas-filled cloud that will shade spectators and athletes from the roaring sun. The $500,000 artificial clouds can be positioned over any of the stadiums in Qatar and can be maneuvered with a remote control from the ground to keep the passing sun off the field. While we think it’s cool (literally) that they want to shade the arena (saving on energy used to cool it) we’re a bit baffled as to why they wouldn’t just build a simple solar shade over it instead.

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Scientists in Qatar Develop Solar-Powered Clouds to Cool World Cup Stadium

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