01 Oct '14, 12pm

This Gigantic Solar Hourglass Could Power 1,000 Dutch Homes:

Argentina-based designer Santiago Muros Cortés just unveiled plans for a gigantic solar energy generating hourglass that could produce enough electricity for 1,000 Danish homes while serving as a visual reminder that there's still time to stop climate change - if we act now. Planned for an industrial brownfield site across the harbor from Copenhagen's iconic Little Mermaid statue, the artwork showcases concentrated solar power technology while engaging the public. Cortés' Solar Hourglass just won the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition, and if constructed, it will be an amazing new tourist attraction for the Danish capital.

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