Chicago’s Willis Tower to Become a Vertical Solar Farm

March 21, 2011 by  
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Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower (formally the Sears Tower) is set to become a massive solar electric plant with the installation of a pilot solar electric glass project. The high-profile project on the south side of the 56th floor will replace the windows with a new type of photovoltaic glass developed by Pythagoras Solar which preserves daylighting and views while reducing heat gain and producing the same energy as a conventional solar panel. The project could grow to 2 MW in size — which is comparable to a 10 acre field of solar panels — turning North America’s tallest building into a huge urban vertical solar farm

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Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

March 21, 2011 by  
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We whet the appetites of sports car enthusiasts everywhere when we  first mentioned Porsche’s Spyder 918 , but now they can really start salivating because the super fast   hybrid sports car is finally available for pre-order! The Porsche supercar will join the ranks of  the Artega , the  Volvo V60 and the Tesla Roadster that have been making waves recently but it won’t be shipping until late 2013. Which gives plenty of time for the very limited potential buyers to save up for the $845,000 price tag! Read the rest of Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000 http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 918 spyder , alternative energy , electric car , electric sports car , electric vehicle , ev , geneva auto show , hybrid car , lithium ion battery , plug-in hybrid , porsche , Spyder 918 , Tesla roadster , Volvo V60

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