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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 ar...
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
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
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.
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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, contri...
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
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...
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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.
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 ...
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.
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...
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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 exp...
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