• Art Inspired Solar Cells

    Solar cells capture up to 40 percent more energy when they can track the sun across the sky, but conventional, motorized trackers are too heavy and bulky for most rooftops. Now, by borrowing from kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, researchers at the University of Michigan are developing solar cells that may expand efficiency while lowering the weight. Max Shtein, an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering worked with paper artist Matthew Shlian, a lecturer in the school of art and design, and developed an array of small solar cells that can tilt within a larger panel, keeping their surfaces more perpendicular to the sun’s rays. By designing an array that tilts and spreads apart when the sun’s rays are coming in at lower angles, they raise the effective ar...

    published: 06 Jan 2016
  • SOLAR ARTIST, BAGUIO, IFUGAO ARTS FESTIVAL, PHILIPPINES.

    Shot during the Ifugao Arts Festival in the mountains of Baguio....A Solar artist using only his magnifying glass, at work, influenced by nature. His inspiration comes from animals and scenes in the area. info@globalvideoprotv.com

    published: 05 Apr 2010
  • California solar power plants ignite birds mid-flight

    A Bay Area company is being urged to make changes to its state-of-the-art solar plant since thousands of birds have been burned to death by its panels. Ben Tracy reports.

    published: 20 Aug 2014
  • New State of the Art Solar Powered Dealership in Milford, NH! Contemporary Automotive

    New State of the Art Solar Powered Dealership in Milford, NH! Contemporary Automotive

    published: 14 Oct 2017
  • Wood burning ..Unique solar art

    Woodburning art

    published: 20 Apr 2015
  • Solar-Powered Prints - Lesson Plan

    A "cyanotype" is a photographic print made when UV light is exposed to a photo-sensitive paper. This lesson plan is a simple but impressive process involving two safe and familiar classroom favorites — Nature Print Paper and Scratch Art Clear-Scratch sheets. The finished artwork has the appearance of a linoleum block print made without the use of cutting tools or ink. http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/solar-powered-prints/

    published: 09 Aug 2010
  • Building a Solar Powered Workshop

    A full post with cost info and product specifications: http://www.homemade-modern.com/ep115-building-a-solar-powered-workshop/ follow me on instagram for project updates: https://www.instagram.com/benjaminuyeda/?hl=en Thanks to Jason Andrade of West Coast Sustainables and to Mike Montgomery of Modern Builds This project was sponsored by The Home Depot

    published: 28 Sep 2017
  • Why aren't we only using solar power? - Alexandros George Charalambides

    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-aren-t-we-only-using-solar-power-alexandros-george-charalambides Solar power is cheaper and more sustainable than our current coal-fueled power plants, so why haven't we made the switch? The real culprits here are the clouds, which make solar power difficult to control. Alexandros George Charalambides explains how solar towers and panels create electricity and how scientists are trying to create a system that can function even under cloud cover. Lesson by Alexandros George Charalambides, animation by Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC.

    published: 19 Jun 2014
  • Engrec Solar - State of the art Solar Installations Video

    B.Eng Mech. Engineering & Solar Power Specialists Leading South African Renewable Company specializing in Industrial and Residential Solar Power Systems in the Western Cape. We have various 3kW, 5kW,10kW,20kW, 30kW to 60kW Solar Power Systems, and only make use of proven Industrial and Residential Inverters, Batteries & the necessary equipment, at an unbeatable professional market related prices. Call us today, we are good at what we do because we love what we do and we take pride in our installations every time. country wide. Visit our site today or call a Solar Engineer; www.engrec.co.za

    published: 17 Sep 2015
  • TEDxSoCal - Darren Saravis - The Art of Solar Power

    Darren Saravis is the founder and CEO of Nectar Design, a Long Beach-based engineering and product design consultancy dedicated to innovation and sustainability. For 19 years, Nectar has been known for design that pushes to the edge of art and function. The firm has worked successfully in numerous fields including medicine, high tech, green tech, and general consumer products. A socially conscious artist and musician as well as an inventor, Saravis's newest innovation with Nectar is the Solarflora™. Suggestive of a tree or a giant flower, the sculptural device can hold as many as four solar panels and supplies up to 1.2 kilowatt-hours of electricity per day. Saravis envisions the Solarflora as a means of mainstreaming the use of solar energy into the contemporary urban landscape, contri...

    published: 16 Aug 2011
  • Stanford students build state-of-the-art solar racecar

    A team made of Stanford students have created Luminos, a lightweight, teardrop-shaped car, which is topped with solar panels that generate all the electricity the car needs to run. Here, the team is testing the car on Stanford streets before taking it to Australia for a 2,000-mile race across the outback. Music courtesy of LASERS

    published: 07 Oct 2013
  • Solar Art

    Solar Art Amazing Solar Art you've never heard of. Leonardo designed what?!?! So much better than the ring of fire solar eclipse pictures! Ha! In case you can't click on the buttons, click on these links instead Leonardo DaVinci designed a solar concentrator. TRUE http://youtu.be/LE5yMkWaQyQ FALSE http://youtu.be/cq8G3ct8VWU If you want to learn more about the solar eclipse 2012 I recommend this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf0ZSdclYQ4 REAL ARTIFICIAL RAINBOW generated from rain water and powered by solar power http://solarpanelspower.net/solar-power/solar-power-generates-artificial-rainbows-for-public-art-project Solar Artist working with a magnifying glass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMw2SdSRJG0 Art Rainbow that captures light and heat during the day. http://www...

    published: 22 May 2012
  • Solar Art Commercial Window Film Video

    Make your commercial building envelope more efficient with our solar control commercial window film coatings.

    published: 27 Mar 2014
  • State-of-the-Art Solar Manufacturing

    Experience an inside look at the State-of-the-art Manufacturing line here at SolarTech Universal, Florida's Only Solar Panel Manufacturer. Let's Power The World Together @SolarTechUniversal www.SolarTechUniversal.com Sales@SolarTechUniversal.com

    published: 06 Sep 2017
  • Resin Casting Your Solar Panel

    published: 28 Feb 2016
  • Solar Powered Tulip Stake Lights

    Solar Powered Tulip Stake Lights These are the tulip lights on the video: http://amzn.to/2fEaLII (affiliate)

    published: 28 Feb 2016
  • solar cell art

    This video is of a self portrait that I did for my art 113 class. All materials used in this art project were recycled items. Bad solar cells, a few soda cans and foam core board left over from another art project.

    published: 02 Jun 2010
  • Solar Labyrinth: Solar Powered Public Art

    Solar Labyrinth was commissioned by Dr. Allan Berger of Bright Eyes and Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital in Iowa City, IA and designed and fabricated by Anthony Castronovo. The project was an outgrowth of a 40kW solar installation on the roof of the building. The goal of the project was to design a creative solar sculpture that would add to the visual presence of solar power at the site while also creative an exciting work of public art. The ancient Greek myth of the Minotaur became a focus of discussion and the Labyrinth form was the resulting physical embodiment of this ancient story. Each of the 14 panels on the interior of the structure have a different animal surrounded by a sine wave pattern to reference the path of the sun. A Minotaur sculpture will eventually be added to the center ...

    published: 02 Aug 2017
  • How to Make a Solar Powered Bug

    Make a cool solar powered bug that can jump around when bright light is thrown on it The science behind it video is in this link below https://youtu.be/wUtVUrPBpQE What starts dancing as it gets brighter and hotter? It has to be solar powered. A fun DIY that uses a vibrating motor and a solar panel.

    published: 12 Dec 2014
  • Space Origami: Folding Solar Power Generators for Satellites & Space Stations

    Most people who know of origami think of it as the Japanese art of paper folding. Though it began centuries ago, origami became better known to the world in the 20th century when it evolved into a modern art form. In the 21st century, origami has caught the attention of engineers who are using it to create all sorts of new structures – from collapsible packaging to airbags for cars. Origami has even found its way into space! With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), mechanical engineer Larry Howell and a team of researchers from Brigham Young University collaborated with NASA to design a solar array that can be tightly compacted for launch and then deployed in space to generate power for space stations or satellites. The collaboration began when Howell received an NSF gr...

    published: 30 Oct 2014
  • Quick look at State-of-the-Art Solar Manufacturing

    Welcome to SolarTech Universal, where we manufacture Next-Generation Solar Panels at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Riviera Beach, Florida. #SolarTechUniversal #LetsPowerTheWorldTogether www.SolarTechUniversal.com Music Credit: "Still Good" By Utah!

    published: 20 Nov 2017
  • Handmade Moments Solar Powered Music and Art Bus

    Filmed at 30A Songwriter Radio

    published: 29 Jan 2016
  • ART+ENERGY: Li-Hill+Morgan Solar

    Adjacent Possibilities in art+energy is a first of its kind exhibition, showcasing the works of three emerging artists (Li-Hill, LeuWebb Projects, and MAKELAB) responding to a call to creatively showcase the possibilities that are being developed to address climate disruption. Informed by leading entrepreneurs in the cleantech energy sector (Morgan Solar, Hydrostor and MMB Networks), these pieces will explore themes of inspiration, determination and human innovation. // TITLE: The Origins of human energy ART: Li-Hill ENERGY: Morgan Solar MATERIALS: reclaimed wood, aerosol, styrene, Masonite, aluminum composite, ACRYLITE, metal, glass, LED, wire Based on the stories, discussions and experiences that have arisen through this process, The Origins of human energy is an installation that exp...

    published: 29 Aug 2014
  • Solar power for overlanders - portable setup

    At last someone has come up with a good, fully enclosed portable solar charing station for overlanders. I've tested it out and it's good, simple and well designed. If you enjoy Andrew's videos, CLICK HERE: http://www.patreon.com/Andrew_StPierre_White

    published: 12 Jun 2014
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Art Inspired Solar Cells

Art Inspired Solar Cells

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Solar cells capture up to 40 percent more energy when they can track the sun across the sky, but conventional, motorized trackers are too heavy and bulky for most rooftops. Now, by borrowing from kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, researchers at the University of Michigan are developing solar cells that may expand efficiency while lowering the weight. Max Shtein, an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering worked with paper artist Matthew Shlian, a lecturer in the school of art and design, and developed an array of small solar cells that can tilt within a larger panel, keeping their surfaces more perpendicular to the sun’s rays. By designing an array that tilts and spreads apart when the sun’s rays are coming in at lower angles, they raise the effective area that is soaking up sunlight. Although the team tried more complex designs, the simplest pattern worked best. With cuts like rows of dashes, the plastic pulled apart into a basic mesh. According to the team’s simulations of solar power generation during the summer solstice in Arizona, it is almost as good as a conventional single-axis tracker, offering a 36 percent improvement over a stationary panel.The design with the very best solar-tracking promise was impossible to make at U-M because the solar cells would be very long and narrow. Scaling up to a feasible width, the cells became too long to fit into the chambers used to make the prototypes on campus, so the team is looking into other options. “We think it has significant potential, and we’re actively pursuing realistic applications,” said Shtein. “It could ultimately reduce the cost of solar electricity.” The paper on this work is titled “Dynamic kirigami structures for integrated solar tracking.” The study was funded by the National Science Foundation and NanoFlex Power Corporation. The University of Michigan has applied for a patent and is seeking partners to bring the technology to market. About the Professor: Max Shtein, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, focuses on the science, processing, and application of functional organic and hybrid materials for electronics / optoelectronics, including lighting, displays, photovoltaic and thermal energy conversion devices. His work combines rigorous computer modeling validated by experiments, spanning fundamental and applied research topics. http://www.mse.engin.umich.edu/people/mshtein
https://wn.com/Art_Inspired_Solar_Cells
SOLAR ARTIST, BAGUIO, IFUGAO ARTS FESTIVAL, PHILIPPINES.

SOLAR ARTIST, BAGUIO, IFUGAO ARTS FESTIVAL, PHILIPPINES.

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Shot during the Ifugao Arts Festival in the mountains of Baguio....A Solar artist using only his magnifying glass, at work, influenced by nature. His inspiration comes from animals and scenes in the area. info@globalvideoprotv.com
https://wn.com/Solar_Artist,_Baguio,_Ifugao_Arts_Festival,_Philippines.
California solar power plants ignite birds mid-flight

California solar power plants ignite birds mid-flight

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  • Updated: 20 Aug 2014
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A Bay Area company is being urged to make changes to its state-of-the-art solar plant since thousands of birds have been burned to death by its panels. Ben Tracy reports.
https://wn.com/California_Solar_Power_Plants_Ignite_Birds_Mid_Flight
New State of the Art Solar Powered Dealership in Milford, NH! Contemporary Automotive

New State of the Art Solar Powered Dealership in Milford, NH! Contemporary Automotive

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  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • views: 3745
videos https://wn.com/New_State_Of_The_Art_Solar_Powered_Dealership_In_Milford,_Nh_Contemporary_Automotive
Wood burning ..Unique solar art

Wood burning ..Unique solar art

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Woodburning art
https://wn.com/Wood_Burning_..Unique_Solar_Art
Solar-Powered Prints - Lesson Plan

Solar-Powered Prints - Lesson Plan

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  • Updated: 09 Aug 2010
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A "cyanotype" is a photographic print made when UV light is exposed to a photo-sensitive paper. This lesson plan is a simple but impressive process involving two safe and familiar classroom favorites — Nature Print Paper and Scratch Art Clear-Scratch sheets. The finished artwork has the appearance of a linoleum block print made without the use of cutting tools or ink. http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/solar-powered-prints/
https://wn.com/Solar_Powered_Prints_Lesson_Plan
Building a Solar Powered Workshop

Building a Solar Powered Workshop

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  • Updated: 28 Sep 2017
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A full post with cost info and product specifications: http://www.homemade-modern.com/ep115-building-a-solar-powered-workshop/ follow me on instagram for project updates: https://www.instagram.com/benjaminuyeda/?hl=en Thanks to Jason Andrade of West Coast Sustainables and to Mike Montgomery of Modern Builds This project was sponsored by The Home Depot
https://wn.com/Building_A_Solar_Powered_Workshop
Why aren't we only using solar power? - Alexandros George Charalambides

Why aren't we only using solar power? - Alexandros George Charalambides

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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-aren-t-we-only-using-solar-power-alexandros-george-charalambides Solar power is cheaper and more sustainable than our current coal-fueled power plants, so why haven't we made the switch? The real culprits here are the clouds, which make solar power difficult to control. Alexandros George Charalambides explains how solar towers and panels create electricity and how scientists are trying to create a system that can function even under cloud cover. Lesson by Alexandros George Charalambides, animation by Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC.
https://wn.com/Why_Aren't_We_Only_Using_Solar_Power_Alexandros_George_Charalambides
Engrec Solar -  State of the art Solar Installations Video

Engrec Solar - State of the art Solar Installations Video

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  • Updated: 17 Sep 2015
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B.Eng Mech. Engineering & Solar Power Specialists Leading South African Renewable Company specializing in Industrial and Residential Solar Power Systems in the Western Cape. We have various 3kW, 5kW,10kW,20kW, 30kW to 60kW Solar Power Systems, and only make use of proven Industrial and Residential Inverters, Batteries & the necessary equipment, at an unbeatable professional market related prices. Call us today, we are good at what we do because we love what we do and we take pride in our installations every time. country wide. Visit our site today or call a Solar Engineer; www.engrec.co.za
https://wn.com/Engrec_Solar_State_Of_The_Art_Solar_Installations_Video
TEDxSoCal - Darren Saravis - The Art of Solar Power

TEDxSoCal - Darren Saravis - The Art of Solar Power

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  • Updated: 16 Aug 2011
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Darren Saravis is the founder and CEO of Nectar Design, a Long Beach-based engineering and product design consultancy dedicated to innovation and sustainability. For 19 years, Nectar has been known for design that pushes to the edge of art and function. The firm has worked successfully in numerous fields including medicine, high tech, green tech, and general consumer products. A socially conscious artist and musician as well as an inventor, Saravis's newest innovation with Nectar is the Solarflora™. Suggestive of a tree or a giant flower, the sculptural device can hold as many as four solar panels and supplies up to 1.2 kilowatt-hours of electricity per day. Saravis envisions the Solarflora as a means of mainstreaming the use of solar energy into the contemporary urban landscape, contributing to a more ecologically balanced, and more prosperous, nation and world. "Darren Saravis fears we're losing touch with the natural world. To Saravis the mountain climber and environmental activist, the notion is disheartening. To Saravis the designer and engineer, it's a problem to be solved." -- O, The Oprah Magazine ABOUT TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
https://wn.com/Tedxsocal_Darren_Saravis_The_Art_Of_Solar_Power
Stanford students build state-of-the-art solar racecar

Stanford students build state-of-the-art solar racecar

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  • Updated: 07 Oct 2013
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A team made of Stanford students have created Luminos, a lightweight, teardrop-shaped car, which is topped with solar panels that generate all the electricity the car needs to run. Here, the team is testing the car on Stanford streets before taking it to Australia for a 2,000-mile race across the outback. Music courtesy of LASERS
https://wn.com/Stanford_Students_Build_State_Of_The_Art_Solar_Racecar
Solar Art

Solar Art

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  • Updated: 22 May 2012
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Solar Art Amazing Solar Art you've never heard of. Leonardo designed what?!?! So much better than the ring of fire solar eclipse pictures! Ha! In case you can't click on the buttons, click on these links instead Leonardo DaVinci designed a solar concentrator. TRUE http://youtu.be/LE5yMkWaQyQ FALSE http://youtu.be/cq8G3ct8VWU If you want to learn more about the solar eclipse 2012 I recommend this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf0ZSdclYQ4 REAL ARTIFICIAL RAINBOW generated from rain water and powered by solar power http://solarpanelspower.net/solar-power/solar-power-generates-artificial-rainbows-for-public-art-project Solar Artist working with a magnifying glass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMw2SdSRJG0 Art Rainbow that captures light and heat during the day. http://www.dxtroy.com/archives/134 You can learn more about Stained Glass HERE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stained_glass Do you want to be in my video? Awesome! I'd love to have you in it. Watch the video below for details. http://youtu.be/axfMYmURlTA Leave a comment on YouTube, G+, FB. Twitter, etc. I might mention your comment in my next video! Add Me! GOOGLE PLUS - http://gplus.to/valsartdiary FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/valsartdiary TWITTER - http://www.twitter.com/valsartdiary WEBSITE - http://www.valsartdiary.com d'Art Lottery! Win a print of my art! If you leave a comment under my art video on YouTube, G+ or FB you might win a print of my art. My dart will decide who the winner is. BUY MY ART To buy or commission a painting please go to my website. WEBSITE - http://www.valsartdiary.com DOWNLOAD A COLORING BOOK from my website! Eat Your Cookies! tags: "solar art" "solar eclipse" "solar eclipse 2012" "ring of fire" solar eclipse "Annular Eclipse" "Ring of Fire" Moon Sun Lunar "celestial bodies" Astronomy Science Planets Space Sky Eclipse leonardo "leonardo davinci" "leonardo da vinci" "solar concentrator" "solar generator" "artificial rainbow" "stained glass" "solar art" "magnifying glass" "powered by solar power" "rain water" "val's art diary" valsartdiary
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Solar Art Commercial Window Film Video

Solar Art Commercial Window Film Video

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Make your commercial building envelope more efficient with our solar control commercial window film coatings.
https://wn.com/Solar_Art_Commercial_Window_Film_Video
State-of-the-Art Solar Manufacturing

State-of-the-Art Solar Manufacturing

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  • Updated: 06 Sep 2017
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Experience an inside look at the State-of-the-art Manufacturing line here at SolarTech Universal, Florida's Only Solar Panel Manufacturer. Let's Power The World Together @SolarTechUniversal www.SolarTechUniversal.com Sales@SolarTechUniversal.com
https://wn.com/State_Of_The_Art_Solar_Manufacturing
Resin Casting Your Solar Panel

Resin Casting Your Solar Panel

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  • Updated: 28 Feb 2016
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Solar Powered Tulip Stake Lights

Solar Powered Tulip Stake Lights

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  • Updated: 28 Feb 2016
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Solar Powered Tulip Stake Lights These are the tulip lights on the video: http://amzn.to/2fEaLII (affiliate)
https://wn.com/Solar_Powered_Tulip_Stake_Lights
solar cell art

solar cell art

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This video is of a self portrait that I did for my art 113 class. All materials used in this art project were recycled items. Bad solar cells, a few soda cans and foam core board left over from another art project.
https://wn.com/Solar_Cell_Art
Solar Labyrinth: Solar Powered Public Art

Solar Labyrinth: Solar Powered Public Art

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Solar Labyrinth was commissioned by Dr. Allan Berger of Bright Eyes and Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital in Iowa City, IA and designed and fabricated by Anthony Castronovo. The project was an outgrowth of a 40kW solar installation on the roof of the building. The goal of the project was to design a creative solar sculpture that would add to the visual presence of solar power at the site while also creative an exciting work of public art. The ancient Greek myth of the Minotaur became a focus of discussion and the Labyrinth form was the resulting physical embodiment of this ancient story. Each of the 14 panels on the interior of the structure have a different animal surrounded by a sine wave pattern to reference the path of the sun. A Minotaur sculpture will eventually be added to the center of the labyrinth to complete the project.
https://wn.com/Solar_Labyrinth_Solar_Powered_Public_Art
How to Make a Solar Powered Bug

How to Make a Solar Powered Bug

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Make a cool solar powered bug that can jump around when bright light is thrown on it The science behind it video is in this link below https://youtu.be/wUtVUrPBpQE What starts dancing as it gets brighter and hotter? It has to be solar powered. A fun DIY that uses a vibrating motor and a solar panel.
https://wn.com/How_To_Make_A_Solar_Powered_Bug
Space Origami: Folding Solar Power Generators for Satellites &  Space Stations

Space Origami: Folding Solar Power Generators for Satellites & Space Stations

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Most people who know of origami think of it as the Japanese art of paper folding. Though it began centuries ago, origami became better known to the world in the 20th century when it evolved into a modern art form. In the 21st century, origami has caught the attention of engineers who are using it to create all sorts of new structures – from collapsible packaging to airbags for cars. Origami has even found its way into space! With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), mechanical engineer Larry Howell and a team of researchers from Brigham Young University collaborated with NASA to design a solar array that can be tightly compacted for launch and then deployed in space to generate power for space stations or satellites. The collaboration began when Howell received an NSF grant to explore combining origami with his focus on compliant mechanisms, which are typically single-piece structures that are jointless and flexible. The folded designs of Origami are typically more flexible, have few moving parts, and require less maintenance than traditional ones, and what works for paper can also work for fiberglass, acrylics – even titanium! Howell’s original origami-inspired inventions include medical devices, such as artificial spinal disks and injectable forceps called Oriceps. So, whether it’s catching solar rays in space or devising a better way to inject DNA into a cell, Howell and his team make it look good on paper, and more! 23 Oct 2014
https://wn.com/Space_Origami_Folding_Solar_Power_Generators_For_Satellites_Space_Stations
Quick look at State-of-the-Art Solar Manufacturing

Quick look at State-of-the-Art Solar Manufacturing

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Welcome to SolarTech Universal, where we manufacture Next-Generation Solar Panels at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Riviera Beach, Florida. #SolarTechUniversal #LetsPowerTheWorldTogether www.SolarTechUniversal.com Music Credit: "Still Good" By Utah!
https://wn.com/Quick_Look_At_State_Of_The_Art_Solar_Manufacturing
Handmade Moments Solar Powered Music and Art Bus

Handmade Moments Solar Powered Music and Art Bus

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Filmed at 30A Songwriter Radio
https://wn.com/Handmade_Moments_Solar_Powered_Music_And_Art_Bus
ART+ENERGY: Li-Hill+Morgan Solar

ART+ENERGY: Li-Hill+Morgan Solar

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Adjacent Possibilities in art+energy is a first of its kind exhibition, showcasing the works of three emerging artists (Li-Hill, LeuWebb Projects, and MAKELAB) responding to a call to creatively showcase the possibilities that are being developed to address climate disruption. Informed by leading entrepreneurs in the cleantech energy sector (Morgan Solar, Hydrostor and MMB Networks), these pieces will explore themes of inspiration, determination and human innovation. // TITLE: The Origins of human energy ART: Li-Hill ENERGY: Morgan Solar MATERIALS: reclaimed wood, aerosol, styrene, Masonite, aluminum composite, ACRYLITE, metal, glass, LED, wire Based on the stories, discussions and experiences that have arisen through this process, The Origins of human energy is an installation that expands on the subject of climate change and strings together ideas of energy, global power dynamics, balance, abundance, change and innovation, all within the corridors of MaRS. Addressing the idea of the solution and not just the problem, the piece attempts to envision what it would take to solve climate disruption, while still pointing to the tensions inherent within this dense subject. While living in Africa and helping to build facilities with Doctors Without Borders, JP Morgan witnessed the struggle that many of the residences experienced due to the lack of electricity, specifically the image of young women developing early onset arthritis from constant milling with a mortar and pestle. Utilizing this story that explores the origin of his desire to mitigate suffering by creating affordable energy, the piece draws on this exact imagery to embody many of these issues that surround climate change. Another story of JP’s that is embedded within the piece is the tension between abundance, waste and innovation. The story of JP’s company and building of his current innovating solar panel is one of abundance as well as scarcity. This situation mimics a dynamic where abundance and the ability to waste become a requirement. This is where JP’s mechanics of the newest solar panel have come to influence the piece concept. One major part of his solution has been to concentrate light by bending it within the various lenses of the solar panel. The visual impact of the solar panel itself reads almost like a ripple in water. Humanity’s very first forms of technology were central to agricultural growth. Simultaneously, scales are superimposed over the first image and allude to global power dynamics that are inherent within the issue of climate disruption. Stacks of older lenses from obsolete solar panels are stacked to mimic buildings. Lit from below these towers suggest the abundance, waste and progress cycle that can arrive at technological innovations. // Director and Producer: Scott Baker First Assistant Director and Sound Mixer: Asad Chishti Storyline Advisor: Mark Dance Camera: Matt Park Music: Candlegravity, "Tomie's Bubbles" Advisor: Cinefocus
https://wn.com/Art_Energy_Li_Hill_Morgan_Solar
Solar power for overlanders - portable setup

Solar power for overlanders - portable setup

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At last someone has come up with a good, fully enclosed portable solar charing station for overlanders. I've tested it out and it's good, simple and well designed. If you enjoy Andrew's videos, CLICK HERE: http://www.patreon.com/Andrew_StPierre_White
https://wn.com/Solar_Power_For_Overlanders_Portable_Setup
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