Cell towers began popping up across the landscape in the mid-’90s. Now, as wireless communications continue to evolve, “small cell” installations will proliferate on city streets. The cause? Massive increases in mobile data demands and the need to densify networks. Verizon representatives say industry projections are for a fivefold increase in data demand by 2021.
Riding RTD’s A Line train past the 61st & Peña station, the view to the east is of a warehouse-looking building highlighted by pulsating colored lights and a big “Panasonic” sign. This is Panasonic’s one-year-old operations hub for a new business unit focusing on “smart cities.”
What is the best design for a livable home powered entirely by the sun that can be transported anywhere in the world and assembled in just a few days? This is the design challenge of the Solar Decathlon, the brainchild of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Funds from measures 2A thru 2G would go toward maintaining and repairing Denver’s infrastructure before it breaks down. The best part: we can do this and keep your tax rates the same.
A temporary village of full-sized, solar-powered houses will open for public viewing from Oct. 5 to Oct. 15 next to the 61st and Peña A Line station (but not open every day so check the schedule).
The Solar Decathlon is a competition among 15 university-based teams to build a full-sized solar-powered house that blends design excellence and smart energy production with overall innovation, market potential, energy efficiency and water efficiency.