07 Apr '12, 12pm

Modern Oasis Design Provides Shade, Makes Energy

Modern Oasis Design Provides Shade, Makes Energy

Call it a modern oasis -- a place that doesn't just provide respite from the searing desert heat, but also channels the sun's strong rays into producing electricity for the local power grid. Artist/inventor Michael Jantzen 's new design proposal for a Solar Winds Desert Power Plant envisions a large public gathering place, inspired by the shape of a flowering plant, to be located in a public park in a hot, dry climate: [S]olar energy is gathered from flexible solar cells that are mounted onto the 24 curved leaves of the symbolic plant. [W]ind energy is gathered from a large vertical-axis wind turbine especially designed to symbolically refer to the flower of the plant. [The] large circular bench for visitors built in around the symbolic stem... and much of the space under the symbolic leaves ... are shaded throughout the day, giving the visitors some relief from the hot de...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/modern-oasis-d...

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jetsongreen.com 06 Apr '12, 8pm

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treehugger.com 04 Apr '12, 3pm

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green.autoblog.com 03 Apr '12, 3pm

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orita-sinclair.edu.sg 08 Apr '12, 12pm

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electronicdesign.com 06 Apr '12, 7pm

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cumidanciki.com 07 Apr '12, 1am

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eco-structure.com 06 Apr '12, 12pm

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