Thursday, August 20, 2009

Austin's "Sunflowers, An Electric Garden"

Dear Austin,

Thanks for being so neat. Also I miss you and I think a visit is in order.

Love, Ginny.
Photos by David Newsom

A retail lot in Austin, Texas recently sprouted a stunning field of solar sunflowers that soak up the sun’s rays to provide shade while generating a steady stream of renewable energy. Designed by public art team Harries/Heder, the installation consists of 15 flower-like solar photovoltaic panels located on a pedestrian and bike path between the village of Mueller and Austin’s highway I-35.”
...Sunflowers, An Electric Garden — Austin’s largest public art installation...
In addition to providing shade for walkers and bikers, the
solar flowers collect energy during the day to power the installation’s blue LED lights at night.
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