First solar-powered skyscraper to rise in Melbourne

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Depiction of the Sol Invictus building in Melbourne

Depiction of the Sol Invictus building in Melbourne

Urban Melbourne
24/08/2016

A landmark high-rise apartment tower in Southbank whose glass exterior is wrapped in solar cells will provide its residents with "off-the-grid" power stored in Tesla-like batteries, its designers say.

The 60-level building will be the first skyscraper in Australia environmentally engineered to include solar cells in the facade, creating a far greater surface area for catching the sun's rays.

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