James Cameron Designs Solar Sunflowers #SolarPower
James Cameron designed these awesome Solar Sunflowers. via canyon-news
The flowers, which are 30 feet across with a 16 foot stem, are made of solar panels bolted together to look like sunflowers. They act like sunflowers, too – they use astronomical calculations to move toward the sun to maximize the amount of energy absorbed. Depending on sun exposure, the five flowers offset the school’s energy usage from 75-90 percent.
MUSE School, located in Malibu Canyon, is a private and non-profit institution co-founded by Cameron’s wife, Suzy Amis-Cameron, and her sister, Rebecca Amis. The school’s mission is, “Inspiring and preparing young people to live consciously with themselves, one another, and the planet.” The flowers are to be integrated into the school’s curriculum, with a digital “dashboard” that students can use to see how many resources the flowers are saving, compared to different sources of energy production.
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