Edinburgh Energy: Edinburgh votes to build giant solar parasols

This is a story strand from the 3rd Ring Out Edinburgh Strategy Cell. For an overview click here.

2014: Energy: Edinburgh votes to build giant solar parasols/ heat regulation (link to Strand 1 2014) (Solar Parasol, by Michael Bowdidge)

Solar Parasol, by Michael Bowdidge

2018: Social: Community unrest in relation to siting of parasols

2020: Architecture: Architectural and sculptural commissions to beautify solar parasols (Meadows with Solar Parasols and Water Feature in background, by Riel Noir)

Meadows with Solar Parasols and Water Feature in background, by Riel Noir

2021: Social: Unrest amongst mobile – craning dwellers as they are not covered by parasols

2023: Energy: Personal parasols used to recharge phone gadgets (Solo Solar Parasol, by Michael Bowdidge)

Solo Solar Parasol, by Michael Bowdidge

2024: Waste: Recycling problem due to people dumping batteries

2025: Waste: Call for multi-strand recycling strategy

2027: Waste: Burying batteries

2028: Waste: Most food packaging now 100% recyclable. (link to Strand 11 2028)

2030: Energy: Recycling water & cooling buildings with it; also air cooling systems implemented – remote control operated panels opening throughout a building at set times, to let in cool air from outside

2031: Energy: Peak season heat storage plan 2031 (heat is first converted into electricity for efficient storage)

2033: Energy: Vertical solar panels on all new buildings.

2035: Energy: Photosensitive and photovoltaic tiling (goes white in hot weather, black in cold)

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