The Solar Science Center is the latest project from conceptual eco-designer Michael Jantzen and is poised to become a sustainable structure dedicated to researching and teaching its guests about the power of the sun.
The 160 foot tall cone-like building somewhat resembles a satellite dish and features an array of solar panels at the top that move and track the sun throughout the day to harness as much energy as possible. Whatever energy is not needed to power the building is then pumped into the local electrical grid to help supplement the energy needs of the community.
The structure also collects and stores rainwater for use inside the facility. It features blossoming foliage and trees surrounding its base and roof as well as an outdoor observation deck for guests to congregate.
The Solar Science Center is Dedicated to Research
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