Test Bed

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the test bed: hoover dam cactus cooperative

nasa predicts Las Vegas will run out of water and electricity by 2030. the project is set 100 years into the future, a time when the water level feeding the hoover dam will be too low to sustain Las Vegas’ thirst for hydroelectric power. situated at the disused hoover dam, the 'hoover dam cactus cooperative' is a revitalise program that investigates the uses of cacti technology to harvest energy generated by the cacti. each cactus is connected to biofuel cells, harvesting cactus energy during photosynthesis. cactus energy devices on the large scale transform the water reservoir that once ran the Hoover Dam into an energy reservoir that harvests and stores electricity. hoover dam cactus cooperative can be seen as a critical yet utopian vision on the future of our planet, where mankind and nature have made a pact to survive.


advisors: pascal bronner, thomas hillier

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