Solar Pyramids

Earlier this year, the Land Art Generator Initiative announced Lunar Cubit as the winner of its first annual design challenge. The plans for the winning project entail the covering of the large pyramids outside of Masdar City (Abu Dhabi) in LED lights. The light cycle will be based on the lunar cycle, but in reverse – when the moon is out, the pyramids will be dark. Additionally, the pyramids will be covered with photovoltaic solar panels, which will generate enough energy to power several hundred homes.

The challenge, sponsored by Masdar, seeks “to advance the successful implementation of sustainable design solutions by integrating art and and interdisciplinary creative processes into the conception of renewable energy infrastructure.”

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CTED, as part of the New York University Abu Dhabi Research Grant, is a multidisciplinary research lab that focuses on combining economic principles, technological advances, and human-centric design to create innovative solutions for the problems experienced in emerging regions.
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