Bringing Solar Solutions to Public Places
As more cities transition to sustainable planning, energy production alternatives should be at the forefront of installation planning. Certain solar power sources can be esthetically pleasing, and can produce enough power to supply a hotel, office building or other small business. Encouraging businesses to include responsible and sustainable energy alternatives in their development by showing how much money they could save by doing so, as well as offering tax breaks or credits for doing so can help solar power devices become more common place.
The Sunflower is a 30ft-high concrete solar dish fitted with wafer-thin aluminum mirrors and a maze of tiny tubes that carry coolant through the dish. IBM has asked towns to put their names forward to be the first to have a free Sunflower erected in 2016.