Visualizing The Electric Grid In Real Time, And Other World Changing Ideas In Energy18.04.17

Learn about the winner of the energy category of Fast Company’s 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards–and the other innovative finalists.

Smart Green Tower by Frey Architekten
Conceived by a German architecture firm, the Smart Green Tower generates and stores all its own electricity. On the outside is a glass photovoltaic facade. Inside is a massive battery. The building is due to be constructed in Freiburg im Breisgau, in south-west Germany, in 2017. It could become part of a local mini-grid, says the developer, playing a supply-and-demand balancing role.

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