#Future Cities

Engineering Futures – Solar Power Stations in Space?

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A solar power station in space? Here’s how it would work – and the benefits it could bring The UK government is reportedly considering a £16 billion proposal to build a solar power station in space. Yes, you read that right. Space-based solar power is one of the technologies...

Solar panels – Recycling key to avoiding mountains of waste

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Billions of solar panels globally will soon come to the end of their lives, but when they get thrown away essential materials that are needed to make future panels are being wasted. It is estimated that there will be 78 million tonnes of total waste by 2050. This...

Solar panel heat waste captured to distil clean drinking water

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Engineers have come up with a simple concept that could change increase water security and battle climate change. This is what the system might look like. The team of Engineers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have used a solar panel sat on top of heat-driven...