"Solar UFOs" invade Japanese city in water mission

Hey anything goes BUT friendly not foey!!
User avatar
falkor
Cleric
Cleric
Posts: 1662
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:48 am
Location: North Surrey
Contact:

"Solar UFOs" invade Japanese city in water mission

Post by falkor » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:21 pm

Floating solar-powered discs dispatched to clean canal and moat in Osaka
Yvonne Chan in Hong Kong, BusinessGreen, 26 Aug 2009
A canal in the Japanese city of Osaka has been invaded by a solar-powered, UFO-shaped floating disc designed to purify the water for the benefit of us earthlings.

Image
It is one of two extraterrestrial-like water purifiers – dubbed Solar UFOs – that have been built by Tokyo-based engineering group NTT Facilities.

Each device is 1.6m high and 5m in diameter, weighing 3.4 tons. Solar panels on the exterior provide the discs with zero-carbon energy.

One Solar UFO resides in Dotonbori canal, which runs along the centre of Osaka, while the other roams in a moat surrounding the 16th-century Osaka Castle.

The company said that each Solar UFO can purify up to 9,000 litres of water per day and is equipped with a built-in filtration system that pumps fresh oxygen into the water.

Cleaned water is moved through the machine's body and out through a nozzle on the top that serves to clean the outer surface of bird droppings and grime. The whale-like action also serves to cool the solar panels, helping to keep output efficiency at a high level.

At night, the Solar UFOs maintain their otherworldly appearance through LEDs that ring the exterior. They switch on when darkness falls, each powered by a 1.3 kilowatt solar battery.

The devices were put into use last week as part of the Aqua Metropolis festival, an event that highlights Osaka's rivers and waterfronts, and runs until 12 October.

User avatar
mj12cz
Cleric
Cleric
Posts: 1591
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:33 pm
Location: Lincolnshire

Re: "Solar UFOs" invade Japanese city in water mission

Post by mj12cz » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:47 pm

LOL they look kinda odd....

User avatar
falkor
Cleric
Cleric
Posts: 1662
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:48 am
Location: North Surrey
Contact:

Re: "Solar UFOs" invade Japanese city in water mission

Post by falkor » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:03 pm

hehe THIS IS THE FUTURE

Image MARK II :D

User avatar
mj12cz
Cleric
Cleric
Posts: 1591
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:33 pm
Location: Lincolnshire

Re: "Solar UFOs" invade Japanese city in water mission

Post by mj12cz » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:08 pm

I wonder what power source they are using for that one Malc?

User avatar
DarkKnight
Paranormal Investigator
Paranormal Investigator
Posts: 1098
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:15 pm
Location: Scotland

Re: "Solar UFOs" invade Japanese city in water mission

Post by DarkKnight » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:58 pm

Old Technology I bet and just being made public now.
'' It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me ''

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post