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Spain - Barcelona - Solar Array - sq

I rather liked this sculptural Solar Array (by Torres & Lapena, Architects) on the waterfront at the Port Forum, Barcelona. It forms part of the largest in Europe and when I get a few minutes it'd be interested to see just how many typical houses this powers.

 

"The 10,500 m² solar array on Forum Esplanade has reduced Barcelona's carbon emissions by 440 tonnes a year. The solar array on Forum Esplanade is the city's sustainable landmark, creating a distinctive cityscape along the beach promenade.

 

Barcelona's solar energy regulations have become a model for other municipalities that have adopted the initiative – in some places with even higher ambitions. More than 20 Spanish local authorities have followed Barcelona's good example."

 

Source : sustainablecities.dk

 

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Taken on October 11, 2009