DDhawk Thursday, 04/28/11 10:10:23 PM Re: None Post # of 62585 KAUST campus rooftop Solar PV project...the BigPicture.. I recall posting something about this a long time ago but wasn't able to find it... I didn't want to be forgeting about the 2nd phase of this project...still to be built: "Renewable energy helps cool and power the campus. • Two solar towers use the sun and prevailing winds to create a passive pressure difference and continuous breeze along the shaded courtyards and allow exterior courtyard occupants to feel comfortable for more than 75 percent of the year. • 4,134 square meters of solar thermal panels for hot water production and 16,567 square meters of photovoltaic arrays installed on the monumental roof will produce 4 megawatts of renewable energy, offsetting 5.7 percent of total campus energy demand. • A proposed 900,000 square meter solar energy will eventually provide 100 percent of all campus energy needs and make the University carbon neutral. • The University has contracted to obtain 35 percent of the total campus energy needs from an outside renewable energy provider." *source; http://www.solaripedia.com/13/111/kaust_campus_weathers_extremes_(saudi_arabia).html .