Prefab Antarctic research station to run on renewable energy

05/21/2013 | EarthTechling.com

Estúdio 41, a Brazilian firm, has created the winning design for the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station. The 34,000-square-foot Antarctic research outpost will be a modular, prefabricated structure that runs on solar and wind power. It will use radiation plates and a water-conservation system that will treat and reuse greywater. A heat-recovery system will make the station 45% more energy efficient than other structures of a similar size.

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