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An office tower with ‘solar skin’ to save 77 tons of CO2 each year

Derya Ozdemir of Interesting Engineering writes on a potential breakthrough for carbon-free buildings.

The C3 Take
  • An 8-story Melbourne, Australia office building will be fitted with close to 2,000 solar panels on its exterior which will provide for all of the building’s power needs.
  • The building will prevent 77 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere annually, and will be carbon-neutral in a few years.
  • This building could provide a blueprint for decarbonizing the global building sector.

“Skala uses a ‘thin-film PV module’ atop a network that transfers the electricity generated into the building’s main power supply. According to The Guardian, it can generate 50 times the energy of a typical rooftop photovoltaic solar array used in residential homes.”

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