Genesis Morocco: Largest single solar architecture in the world.


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Genesis Morocco

Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010    <<Home

Largest single solar architecture in the world.



Sun-Moon Mansion, also located in the valley, can be called Solar "Bird's Nest". It's the largest single solar architecture in the world with energy conservation rate up to 88%. The Sun-Moon Mansion shows its magnificence as a whole by the floating frames and over two thousand solar collectors above its roof. With a floor area of 7.5 hectares, this mansion comprises an office building, a R&D center, an exhibition hall, a hotel(Micro-E Hotel) and recreation area, etc. Technologies of solar air collectors, seasonal heat storage, solar heating and cooling, ceiling radiation, intelligent control and geothermal system provides hot water, cooling in summer and heating in winter, while those of PV power generation, PV lighting, building integrated PV (BIPV) brightens the building in the evening. Besides, Winpin energy saving glass, sun-shading panels, external wall insulation, roof gardens, rainwater collection and water treatment systems save energy consumption of this building positively. Furthermore, integrating solar technologies with architecture has broadened the way of modern construction.

Sourced : http://www.chinasolarcity.cn/

Personal notes : Finally China surprises the world more often agreeably then not !