Qatar unveils 'artificial cloud' that will be used to cool stadiums during 2022 FIFA World Cup
By staff writers FOX SPORTS March 24, 2011 10:51AM
Australians have always said clouds were hovering over Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid, but we didn't expect the Arab nation to take the claims literally.
The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Qatar University has unveiled a design of an artificial cloud, which will be used to shield football stadiums from the brutal desert heat during the tournament.
Saud Abdul Ghani, the man behind the design, says the project will be executed in collaboration with Qatar Science and Technology Park.
"Artificial cloud will move by remote control, made of 100 per cent light carbonic materials, fuelled by four solar-powered engines and it will fly high to protect direct and indirect sun rays to control temperatures at the open playgrounds," he said.
The initial model is set to cost $500,000 and Abdul Ghani said the design could also be used at beaches and car parks by using a mobile phone.http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/qa ... 6027291259
Maybe they could save themselves a bit of money and instead build a giant roof over the stands to shield the fans from the sun like they do at most other stadiums around the world