Saturday 29 October 2011

High-tech romance with sun - 1

The Solar Bikini, designed by American designer and performer Andrew Schneider should not be very comfortable to wear and do not turn probably queen of elegance at your next beach vacation. Besides that you will be unable to swim because that will worsen. But it will prove convenient to charge your iPod through the USB port connected to a network of solar cells of 1 x 4 inches. Note that the creative spirit, and facetious, its inventor has already invented his successor, a man called iDrink model, to generate enough energy to cool a beer. 

The City of London is poised to offer the Blackfriars Bridge, built in the late 19th century, a facelift to say the least. This Victorian bridge located near the business district (The City) will indeed be equipped with more than 6000 m2 of photovoltaic panels that will make the biggest "sun deck" in the world and to enable it to produce about 900 000 kWh of electricity each year. The energy produced will be used to meet 50% of the needs of the new Blackfriars station which will also be renovated.

Virtue of Blue was created by Dutch design studio Demakersvan which was exhibited at the Southern Blain Gallery last spring. This chandelier relatively impressive dimensions (1.44 x 1.44 x 1.62 m) consists of over 500 butterflies, each made up of photovoltaic cells to produce the energy required for the illumination of the device. The butterfly was not chosen at random. According to the designers, the composition of the surface of the wings of this insect enables it to absorb the sun's rays in order to maintain the temperature required for their survival.

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