Combining solar photovoltaic-panels and food-crops for optimizing land use
The Solaris Sun Shade is a solar-powered umbrella concept that provides shade while powering a laptop and other gadgets - using solar energy to create new work and leisure spaces with the sun. Designed by José Vicente, the system is equipped with photovoltaic panels that allow users to charge their electronics with clean, renewable energy from the sun while sitting at a beach, park or outdoor cafe.
...the "Solar Tunnel", is the first of its kind in Europe in that it is the first time the railway infrastructure has been used to generate green energy. The ($21.5 million) project will supply 3300 MWh of electricity annually, enough to power 4,000 trains. [Future Energy: http://futuristicnews.com/category/future-energy/ Solar Energy: http://futuristicshop.com/category/solar_power/]