I know, poor form with the climate change humor, but it still doesn’t undercut the futuristic cool that is your own solar-powered floating island home. Video after the cut.
Solar energy technologies such as photovoltaic panels could provide a third of the world’s energy by 2060 if politicians commit to limiting global warming. In 2011, the International Energy Agency has said that solar energy can make considerable contributions to solving the most urgent problem the world now faces, the greenhouse effect.
There is more electrical energy created by the sun in one hour than the entire world use in one year. The amount of solar energy reaching the surface of the planet is so vast that in one year it is about twice as much as will ever be obtained from all of the Earth’s non-renewable resources of coal, oil, natural gas, and mined uranium combined.
With SFR we enter a new era of advanced construction techniques, based on industrial design rather than traditional architecture. SFR uses advanced materials, systems and techniques that have been applied successfully in the car and naval industries. SFR has been designed with the industrial viewpoint of fabricating repetitive standard elements, using molding technology. This way, the master molds can reproduce hundreds of pieces cutting down considerably the fabrication costs, like in the car industry