Qatar cloud the issue
Qatar have come up with a unique solution to the heat ahead of the 2022 World Cup - artificial clouds.
Last Updated: 24/03/11 2:56pm
Qatar have come up with a unique solution to the searing heat ahead of the 2022 World Cup - artificial clouds.
The soaring temperatures in the Middle Eastern country during the summer months has led to suggestions that the tournament should be played in the winter.
That plan has been rejected by Fifa president Sepp Blatter and the host nation have now come up with a scheme to provide shade for stadiums and training grounds.
Qatar say they will air condition the stadia via solar power and now scientists at Qatar University have designed the 'cloud' which can be produced at a cost of US dollars 500,000 each.
Saud Abdul Ghani, head of the mechanical and industrial engineering department, told Gulf News the 'clouds' are made from a lightweight carbon structure.
Each structure carries a giant envelope of material containing helium gas and four solar powered engines move the 'cloud' via remote control.