Floating Solar Island

Ras al-Khaimah - one of the United Arab Emirates - is going to install this floating solar island,which will be 0.62 miles in diameter when completed. Due to the lack ofspace in land, the micro-state contracted the Neuchâtel's Swiss Centerfor Electronics and Microtechnology to design it, paying $5 milliontoward the construction of the project. The island will produceelectricity by heating up water to produce vapor and will be able topropel itself in case bad weather strikes.

Source: goodcleantech.comAdded: 16 October 2007