• What is the best way to increase awareness of solar energy on a small scale?
  • Three potential areas were discovered. Events was chosen for the focus because of the greater opportunity for community exposure.
  • After choosing a focus area, I constructed a set of key objectives that I wanted to focus on.  This was divided into four categories: Reduce, Create, Eliminate, and Raise.
  • My final solution centered around a design that brought additional uses to solar panels.  At events shaded areas are usually a rarity and attendees are actively seeking it.  My solar cooling pod provides a shaded rest area while also incorporating a gentle breeze to help in cooling.  It does all of this while still providing ample power for the event.