Green light for The World’s first floating luxury homes in Dubai

June 12, 2015 by  
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The World , Dubai’s artificial archipelago of over 300 islands, will soon be home to 33 luxury floating homes , each with its own garden, pool, and beach and tailor-made to the client’s tastes. Created as part of Oqyana World First, these private island homes were recently given the go-ahead by the Dubai-based government entity Nakheel. Architecture firm Waterstudio.NL collaborated with Jean-Michel Cousteau to design the floating islands, which will also be engineered to provide new underwater habitat for sea life. Read the rest of Green light for The World’s first floating luxury homes in Dubai Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amillarah , artificial archipelago , artificial islands , dubai , floating homes , floating islands , jean-michel cousteau , nakheel , Ogyana World First , The World , Waterstudio.nl

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The UK’s First Floating Solar Farm Unveiled in Berkshire

October 1, 2014 by  
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The UK’s first floating solar farm was just installed in Berkshire. The floating array features 800 photovoltaic panels and has a capacity of 200W. The project cost £250,000 ($405,400) and has been installed on a reservoir at Sheeplands Farm near Wargrave. Farm owner, Mark Bennett, has partnered with floating solar pioneers Ciel et Terre , and hopes to spur interest in applying the technology on reservoirs throughout the UK. Read the rest of The UK’s First Floating Solar Farm Unveiled in Berkshire Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy , Berkshire , Ciel et Terre , floating solar , Mark Bennett , photovoltaics , pv , renewable energy , Solar Power , UK , UK’s first floating solar array , united kingdom

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England’s First Floating Village Coming Soon to East London’s Royal Docks

July 25, 2014 by  
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Faced with rising sea levels, would you consider a move onto the water? Soon, a community of Londoners will have exactly that option. dRMM Architects has won the Royal Docks competition to design England’s first floating village. London Mayor Boris Johnson revealed a consortium including Carillion Igloo Genesis and Buro Happold who will together transform 15 acres of water just east of the Emirates Airline. Read the rest of England’s First Floating Village Coming Soon to East London’s Royal Docks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Boris Johnson , dRMM , dRMM de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects , England , Floating Houses , living on water , London , London floating village , London’s first floating house , prefab design , prefabricated floating village , rising sea levels , water homes London

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Russia Develops World’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant, The Akademik Lomonosov

November 4, 2013 by  
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Russia has announced that the world’s first floating nuclear plant will be online by 2019. Shipping corporation LLC Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding and the state nuclear power company Rosenergoatom have joined forces to construct the Akademik Lomonosov despite ongoing struggles at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in Japan. Read the rest of Russia Develops World’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant, The Akademik Lomonosov Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Akademik Lomonosov , floating nuclear power plant , ice breakers , LLC Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding , nuclear power , nuclear reactors , Rosenergoatom , world’s first floating nuclear plant        

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