Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hydra Tower: Skyscraper Harnesses Lightning For Energy

what is this thing?

well, it's an award-winning skyscraper design by Milos Vlastic, Vuk Djordjevic, Ana Lazovic, & Milica Stankovic that can generate its own electrical power by harnessing the energy from storm clouds ... lightning strikes ... yeah!

Its exoskeleton is built from grapheme, the basic structural element of carbon allotropes such as graphite and carbon. Grapheme has a high thermal and electric conductivity and is two hundred times stronger than steel. The idea for the Hydra skyscraper is to harvest energy from lightning storms and store the power in several mega-batteries located at the base. [source ARCH DAILY]

Maybe I'll have me some of this TESLA technology for the grapheme skin of my Free Planet MODULAR HOUSING concept.

1 comment:

luckee1 said...

Mike it is not too surprising that they are using Tesla Technology. LOL All those names are Serbian. In Belgrade they have the University of Technology Electrical Engineering, and in front of it, there is a monument of Tesla. http://www.bg.ac.rs/eng/memb/facult/techn/en_etf.php