Qatar Snow City will utilise solar power, and backed up by Nuclear generators which are due to be constructed, to harness the power of the sun in order to power a giant cooling unit beneath the surface of the sand dunes. Excess fresh water generated by another Qatar project, the seawater greenhouse, will be pumped up the sand dunes sprayed out from the dunes to create a thin layer or moisture which in turn will be frozen. As the sprays fall to the surface of the dune the cooling effect generated by the units under ground will hit the spray, turning it into snow. Paradoxically, the very nature of the project means that the technology will work best in the searing hot heat of the Qatar summer. The project is carbon positive, and run off from the snow will help to green the desert at the foot of the snow dunes.
The project is due to include the regions first Ice Hotel, Snow Mall, Ice Bar, Ski Jump, and Winter Land Theme Park. It will be based out of The Iceberg. More information on the Iceberg found here http://iloveqatar.net/forum/read.php?26,4360
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