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Two Vertical Applications for Solar Panels

Solar power solutions are still not significant in worldwide scale and especially in urban areas, where problem with space is conjoint with high power consumption.  There is a space though that our cities has in abundance – vertical surfaces.

Here are two concepts in solar energy that I have developed several years ago, so I do not know if there are already similar products available on the market or patented. If you are interested, there is an Executive sum for them and Business Plan documentation. Here they are coming as is – without business component.

Product A: Shutters

Modular window shutters as complete system providing solar energy gathering, storage, provisioning and multifunctional application such as built-in lighting, clock, alarm, remote control, sun light control and more.

The shutters built out of photovoltaic panels, are simultaneously rotated by built-in elecro-motor and managed by built-in microcontroller. To store the energy there are rechargeable batteries nested inside the frame. The product comes as out-of-box functional modules of standard sizes or can be adjusted to any need.

In automatic mode panels are rotating according to the optimal sun-directed angle during the day and in static (preprogrammed) mode during the night. Programming and management is done from any iOS/Android mobile device or (basic operations) from small special remote control.

Panel’s angle can be also manually rotated by remote control (still gathering energy, less efficiently though).  Panels angle can be pre-programmed to follow some angle for given time period (e.g. at the morning) and used for example as morning alarm.

ImageWindow advanced modular solar shutters  

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Recovery Waves

The concept of Recovery Waves is showing possible scenario of ecosystem evolution for next hundreds of years. It is kind of “rolling back” of annihilation waves that we have caused throughout human history.

First Annihilation Wave Catastrophe

About 50,000 years ago there was a biggest and fastest nature annihilation disaster in a world history for 65 million years (since when dinosaurs were destroyed). It was done by flaring expansion of homo-sapiens. Although back then they were hunters-gatherers only, the damage they have caused was extermination of nearly half of terrestrial mammal species that leaved prior to the migration.

Second Annihilation Wave Catastrophe

Agricultural evolution and enhanced migration of humans brought another disaster – second annihilation wave. For thousands of years humans went farther and farther to islands, to Australia and Americas, spreading their settlements, burning forests to free lands for agriculture, hunting and multiplying. The evidence we are getting are not only archaeological as in first wave, but since this wave was up until recent times, we actually can follow up on last migrations to distant islands such as Madagascar and New Zealand. Every time that homo sapiens went to some area for the first time, the variability of animal population at the area was immediately and dramatically decreased. In Madagascar up until human arrival for example were huge Elephant  Birds, Giant Subfossil lemurs , and others that disappeared with our first appearance.

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Size of Aepyornis maximus (Elephant Bird) (centre, in purple) compared to a human, an ostrich (second from right, in maroon), and some non-avian theropod dinosaurs. Each gridline is one meter in height (by Matt Martyniuk)

 This is the same picture we see over and over again all over the earth and throughout the whole human history.   Continue reading