The Veil Solar Shade shown above was designed primarily for primary schools in Australia. Since we all know that solar panels, on their own, aren't always economically feasible, this design provides more than just power.
Obviously, the addition of some shade is always welcome in Australia, but that's not the only purpose either. The shades are designed to be interactive, the spin in place, allowing students to orient them for maximum energy collection. A set of LED lights tells the students when the shade is receiving more or less energy.
So, it powers the school, keeps the kids cool, and gives them a little bit of education on how renewable energy works. All for a price of...yeah, right now it's just a concept. We're going to have to wait for pricetags.
written by ryanknapper, May 27, 2008
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