An undulating 1,150-foot skyscraper design in Taiwan plans to embed thousands of wind turbines in its skin to generate all of its electrical energy and provide dynamic lighting.
Taiwan hopes to get 200 megawatts of power from marine sources, taking advantage of wave, tidal and ocean thermal energy conversion technology.
Standing 1,670 feet, the Taipei 101 building recently took LEED Platinum Certification for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance, setting three records.
Taiwan is sinking billions of dollars into clean energy development in coming years, hoping it will spawn even greater private sector investments in the same.
A Taiwan Tower design competition submission by NL Architects of the Netherlands combines a striking visual profile with integrated, sculptural wind turbines.
Due out later this year from the Taiwan’s new auto-brand, the Luxgen EV+ claims to be “the world’s first electric 7-passenger MPV.” Looks a lot like an electric minivan to us.