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

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

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

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At 7/27/2006 12:31 PM, Blogger cotterperson said...

Just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed browsing your site after "meeting" you over at Daily Kos. I enjoyed looking at the fountains and appreciate the links -- which are all full of good stuff!

Reading about Swadeshi, which was ALL new to me. It sounds very much like the way I'm trying to live my life -- locally, doing no harm, etc.
Thanks for the introduction -- and the most interesting blog. I'll be back, for sure!

At 3/06/2013 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks good! Is there a huge variety of these fountains? I want a outdoor solar water fountain that actually sprays from a statue or something, but this one looks great too. Thanks for sharing.

At 10/01/2014 12:53 PM, Blogger Giovana said...

I would love to have decorative outdoor solar water fountains in my back yard. I think it would really bring something unique to my hard. The water would also be very calming to listen to and relax to on a beautiful afternoon.


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