Power Structure creates 180w per hour in full sun. At this rate, it can harness 1/3 of my annual power usage.
*Imagine 1/3 of our annual power usage being collected by solar, and at that, by sculpture. Imagine a world 1/3 less polluted.
Power Structure is a scaled down version of future proposals.
*Imagine a full sized work powering your neighborhood.
Power Structure is transportable.
*Imagine the potential for this type of work in collaboration with other artforms, for temporary displays, etc.
Power Structure will pay for itself in less than 10 years, and with a lifespan on average of around 25 years on solar cells, it will begin to create a profit.
*Imagine this type of subsidy on a community scale-- sculpture paying for itself, and then creating profits for the community.
Power Structure's solar cells were prewired, and required minimal assembly. Two wires, six solder connections, wired in parallel. The inverter was factory made.
*Imagine many others learning to solder solar cells. Imagine community-based workshops centered around this activity. Imagine the job opportunities that could be created.
Power Structure is an object that needs no assembly-- you simply plug it it.
*Imagine an attitude towards renewable energy devices that sees them as one sees any other household appliance.
Power Structure can plug into any outlet.
*Imagine the possibilities.