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Solar building will generate more power than it needs

By Murray Bourne, 16 Mar 2008

As reported in, the $22 billion Masdar Building in Abu Dhabi will be 'energy positive'. It will also use 70% less water than similar size and purpose buildings.

They are going to build the roof first and it will provide power for the rest of the construction. The building will be completed in 2010.

Masdar Building

There's lots of interesting mathematics involved in the design and development of energy efficient buildings, especially calculus. I like the sinusoidal support for that roof.

Now, if an oil-rich Middle Eastern country can get it when it comes to energy efficient buildings, why can't Western countries?

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