25 Nov '14, 6pm

#Luiis_3x ] Raywork’s Design Unveils Regenerative Solar & Wind Powered Walkway: Raywork’s re... [ #Luispokel ]

The electricity required to power the system is generated from the photovoltaic roof covering, which is in fact part of the roof itself. The photovoltaics are semi transparent and colored to allow a variety of light to filter into the underside of the structure. This is described as “ambient lighting and shade” by Raywork’s. If that weren’t enough, the structure is designed to house fully integrated wind turbines that are lightweight, vertical axis generators. This not only adds much needed power for displays and maybe even vehicle charging, but also add visual interest to a long thin low structure. The turbines however, are optional, so they can be fitted or omitted depending on the local climate and building pattern. The turbines, say Raywork’s, are “best suited in very open areas like beach side or marinas.”

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