This is what we call the ultimate in green technology. Qatar has come up with an odd new idea to beat the heat during the 2022 World Cup. Scientists and engineers at Qatar University have developed a solar-powered gas-filled cloud, which will be used to provide shade to the spectators and athletes from the sun. Appears to be a cool innovation, in all sense, right?
The artificial clouds work this: They can be positioned over any of the stadiums in Qatar and can be maneuvered with a remote control from the ground to keep the heat from the sun away. The clouds would be made from a lightweight carbon structure. This frame will surround an enclosed blimp-like vehicle. It will be filled with helium gas. The clouds would fly at very high altitudes therefore blocking out direct and indirect rays from the sun. This in turn will decrease temperatures inside the stadium.