While technology is constantly progressing forward, not everything that is created ends up being usable in the real world. A lot of things are tried, created, but eventually don’t work out to be practical or very useful at all due to lack of testing. Well, it looks like testing of new technology; especially green technology in the US is not going to be a problem in the future.
It has been reported that Pegasus Global Holdings, a technology firm, has announced its plans to build the “Center”. A 52 square kilometer area that’s big enough to house 35,000 people in the middle of New Mexico. It will feature roads, office blocks, and residential areas just like any real city – the only difference is that it won’t have any people at all.
This $200 million “ghost town” will be used as a testing ground for companies to test their renewable energy technologies, intelligent traffic networks and smart grid systems – basically things that can’t be easily tested in a highly populated area. The Center will also be open to private companies, not for profits, educational institutions and government agencies when it is completed – though there’s no word on when that’s going to be yet.RELATED
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