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From void into vision, from vision to mind, from mind into speech, from speech to the tribe, from the tribe into din.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Solar Survival Show: Solar Fountain

Take a look at Ambrose Spencer's SunToys and you will see why I say that if you are going to do only one public solar demo, you should do a solar fountain.

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Ambrose Spencer and SunToys at AltWheels 2005

Video courtesy of http://energyvison.blogspot.com

A floating solar fountain can be bought for $60 or less. It will be less impressive than Ambrose's larger model but add a basin and some water and you still have a great display that kids love to turn on and off with their shadows.

It already is a solar wishing well.

Floating and other solar fountains available from
http://www.kineticfountains.com/lily-floating-fountain.asp
http://www.siliconsolar.com/shop/catalog/Floating-Solar-Water-Fountain-p-9.htm
http://www.improvementscatalog.com/product.asp?product=217612zz&dept%5Fid=12130&cm_ven=NexTag&cm_ite=12130&code=macs=MP6NEXTAG
and
eBay

Buy one and set it up at the local farmers market or public square. Raise a little consciousness and make a few rainbows.

Cross-posted at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/6/26/233752/597

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

No Solar Energy


nosolarg, originally uploaded by gmoke.

My friend M. Preston Burns drew the cartoon and I wrote the caption.

Too bad it cuts so close to reality.

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