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This Spanish city is dead serious about solar energy

solar-mausoleum

A Spanish city has found an unusual place to generate renewable energy – the local cemetery. Santa Coloma de Gramanet, near Barcelona, has placed 462 solar panels over its multi-storey mausoleums.

via BBC NEWS

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November 24, 2008 Posted by | Strange | , , | Comments Off on This Spanish city is dead serious about solar energy

India solves transportation problem…almost…maybe

Australian News

It has been touted as a solution to urban India’s traffic woes, chronic pollution and fossil fuel dependence, as well as an escape from backbreaking human toil.

A state-of-the-art, solar-powered version of the humble cycle-rickshaw promises to deliver on all this and more.

The “soleckshaw,” unveiled this month in New Delhi, is a motorised cycle rickshaw that can be pedalled normally or run on a 36-volt solar battery.

October 13, 2008 Posted by | Strange | , , | Comments Off on India solves transportation problem…almost…maybe