Friday, November 4, 2011

The Italians May Have Their Problems and they May Take the Euro Down but They Sure Do Have Design Sense

This was the 2nd place entry in a renewable energy design contest. Although it wouldn't produce all that much power it would look pretty cool if built.
From NewItalianBlood:

The hybrid system proposed (combining solar and wind power) allows for a continuous production of Energy. The project is based on the idea of utilizing the space between the pillars of the existing viaducts to house a system of wind-powered turbines which will be integrated into the structure. This ensures contained land use and therefore a reduced impact on both landscape and environment in addition to re-designing the visual profile of the viaduct.

The solar park proposed in the competition will stretch the full length of the inner carriageway, with the outer carriageway remaining reserved for the transit of vehicles.