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Solar Ivy / Alternative Energy System

Solar Ivy
Solar Ivy

The only practical domestic surfaces with enough area exposed to the sunlight to usefully produce power are roofs. Any design we create has to fit into that context, appeal to people living in these houses. It is in the inefficient power use of existing housing that the biggest problem lies, not new structures. So we aim to build it for those cases which can scavenge untapped energy sources. Solar Ivy is a DIY kit composed of both living plants in a hydroponics system,and Die sensitised Solar Cells that harnesses the solar energy, storing that energy as ammonia.As the efficiency of these cells declines over the years,the bio-system takes over

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Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art
LONDON, United Kingdom

Ashley, Tom Barker and Ross Lovegrove

Design

Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art
LONDON, United Kingdom

JI YOUNG SHON, Chiyu Chen, Daniel Mason