Party balloons may be the next big thing in solar power. Cool Earth has made some giant balloons with gizmos inside that will convert the collected sun and focus it onto a cell. They have been given a big chunk of moola to make 10,000 balloons to cover 80 acres in California and hopefully in a couple years be generating 10 megawatts of power.
Implications - In a society that places an increased importance on creating eco-friendly products, companies that create products that use the Earth's sustainable resources to generate energy can benefit from positive press coverage and the goodwill that is associated with companies on the forefront of environment-friendly energy.
Solving the Energy Crisis
More Stats +/-
Future Festival & Malcolm Gladwell - Early Bird Deadline
Artist-Created Miniature Log Cabins
Robotic Burger Joints
Eco-Friendly Toilet Foams
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.
10,000 Humongous Foil Balloons
- By: Going Like SixtyFeb 19, 2008 Updated: Jun 8 2011