God, Hope & Helping Others
James Cameron & his incredible team have just unveiled his new project which (in combination with the powerwall) may very well have a tremendous impact on energy technology around the planet.
When James Cameron was working on Avatar several years back, it was a huge triumph that the energy used in making the movie came entirely from solar power. James himself was an early adopter of solar technology, and has always been very interested in creating things for the benefit of mankind… so it’s only natural that him and his team have now come out with a flower-shaped solar-power-plant that follows the sun, is open source, and is hundreds of times more efficient than other panel technology.
I know, you’ve probably read stuff like that before, and yet there is something very unique about this particular project that is the reason it is so exciting:
Open source means “denoting software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified.” Granted, this is not software, but a hardware/software/design combination, but the fact of the matter is, James is making all of the information, designs, and blueprints available across the globe.
This means that anyone will be able pick up the blueprints and build their own. Maybe some people out there can fund some community building projects to come and build them too! (Who knows, maybe we’ll put that into motion ourselves )
One of the biggest challenges that they were faced with early on was that traditional solar panels were always fixed to the ground. If they couldn’t move, they could only receive direct light-energy during limited times throughout the day.
Hmm… so how do you get a solar panel to constantly receive optimum solar rays? How abouuuttt… THIS!: