Letter: Dome for AD2000 can use the sun

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Sir: I read with interest Jonathan Glancey's article ("Not so much the millennium's Crystal Palace, more a post-modern hedgehog", 1 November) concerning the proposed Millennium Dome.

We should be marking the new millennium with a structure that incorporates the latest technologies.

One ideal technology that has been ignored in this proposal is the incorporation of solar photovoltaic technology into the skin of the building. This generates electricity from the sunlight and is ready and waiting to be deployed in the UK.

It is a technology that is clearly part of the solution to future energy use and has been specified by British architects for incorporation into the new German parliament building in Berlin.


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