ONE OF OUR hopes is to watch our electricity meter run backwards some day. We gain our inspiration from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, located in a small eco-city in Abu Dhabi that held a competition to select one of the 24 entrants to a solar panel display. The winner will use its solar arrays to power the city. As The Economist notes, "Masdar is bold, perhaps quixotic. It is an attempt not so much to diversify the economy as to invert it."
The Ecnomist -- "How to spend it" in the 26 April 2008 edition.