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31 May

How Far Will Solar Tree Be Able To Branch Out

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Dear Friends & Readers,

As you recall our May 30, 2012 post in http://sunisthefuture.net about the Solar Tree,  the brilliance behind this combination of art and function may be able to branch out to touch many many more earthlings in the years to come.

After my research on the subject of Solar Tree post in http://sunisthefuture.net , I am naturally drawn to any thing that is connected to any mention of solar tree…and came across this Solar Dream/Solar Tree Foundation/Solar Tree Project:San Francisco Bay area….

It all started with a dream….A solar Dream….and  a magical enchantment found in the trees…. a simple e-mail communication between a school teacher and an artist…on opposite coasts of the US…and the SEED of  The Solar Tree Project  found a home… and germinated……nurtured by the hopes and dreams of children of North School…the support of administration,  teachers..and parents …..it grew…and grew…into a project with intentions to erect Solar trees all over the GLOBE!

The students of the Solar Tree Club at San Francisco Bay area school and students of Ms. Ping and Ms. Bautista’s Enrichment Program will collaborate with famous artist, and sculptor Mr. Rein Triefeldt, to erect the first ever… Solar Kinetic Sculpture Tree.  This Solar Kinetic Sculpture Tree will be erected on our school campus as the product of ongoing learning about alternative energy and conservation in class. It will stand as the first major public work of art in San Francisco Bay area community and the birth mother of many other art trees all over the world.  The Solar Tree sculpture will stand as a hopeful reminder to our community of the childrens’ hopes and dreams for a world that understands the importance of global collaboration and a commitment to a sustainable Earth.

Our dream is to see The Solar Tree Project…grow trees all over the globe. Connections for future solar tree artwork in Miami Florida, China and Japan are in the works. (Solar Tree Foundation at solartree.org )

The initial spark of this dream had generated a great deal of  energy and enthusiasm for students in San Fran Bay area school.

They even formed Solar Tree Club

Cheering On Solar Tree Project

Solar Tree Sculpture

Using Legos & Kinex Toys

Students Building Solar Tree From The Ground Up

 

At the moment, this project is in need of sponsorship and additional cooperative effort from others in order to branch out.  So if any of you students, teachers, potential sponsors, or any one who may be interested in becoming involved with this project, please feel free to contact  Ms. Angela Ping via angpingong@me.com

 


Here at Sun Is The Future of http://sunisthefuture.net , we’d like to be the catalyst for as many successful solar projects on planet earth as possible. Perhaps then, we can spread more sunshine across our planet earth.

~have a bright and sunny day~

Gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker

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30 May

Art & Function Via Solar Tree

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Dear Friends & Readers,

Did you ever read  that Dr. Seuss’ story of the Lorax when you were a kid?  “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for they have no tongues.”–Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)

I suspect when the young Aidan Dwyer (of New York) first read this book, Dr. Seuss‘ words must have made a great deal of impression upon his curious mind.   For he subsequently designed/invented (when he reached age thirteen) the solar tree, a decorative means of producing solar energy using multiple solar panels which form the shape of a tree via assistance of poles.  This design of solar tree can also double as street lights, producing 50% more power than a flat solar power layout during winter and 20% more power during other seasons.

Such ingenious concept was further evolved, now also found around streets of Austria

Solar Tree in Gleisdorf, Austria (Wikimedia Commons)

, or through the lens of the industrial designers Ross Lovegrove and founder of Artemide Ernesto Gismondi,  utilizing the synergy between solar and LED technology, into something that is low in maintenance and yet high in performance and may be totally off-grid and even feed back any excess electricity back into the grid.  Some believes that such an evolved design of solar tree represents more than just a light, but also a humanitarian statement about how to harness the power for free and then give it back to the society. Manufactured by Italian lighting brand Artemide and designed by Ross Lovegrove, the Solar Tree (it was previously located outside of the MAK Museum in Vienna) opened to Londoners on May 24, 2012 at St. John’s Square will remain there until late September.  It is seen in the video clip below:


This (Lovegrove’s) Solar Tree installation has an array of LED lit solar pads held up by 20 green stems.  The Solar Tree contains embedded artificial intelligence that automatically switches the LED lights on after dark and is smart enough to decipher the appropriate light intensity with consideration of the natural light conditions and the battery’s energy level. Lovegrove’s Solar Tree is designed to work with both on and off grid applications;when connected to a grid, the Tree is able to feed back any excess electricity back into the grid. When connected to an off-grid application, the Tree is able to provide lighting for up to three days before its battery runs flat.

Let’s hope the challenges that we face during this time of transition into the renewable energy era will continue to provide us with inspirations for our perceptions of nature, function, and beauty.

~have a bright and sunny day~

Gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker

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