Here comes the Sun: Solar Arbor tour continues to Newton Centre!

"Solar Arbor" Concept, prepared by XChange Architects LLC for the 2014 Brookline Climate Week

“Solar Arbor” Concept, prepared by XChange Architects LLC for the 2014 Brookline Climate Week

As we prepare for the unofficial start to the Summer, we are especially delighted to learn that our photovolatic(PV)-powered trellis concept designed for the 2014 Brookline Climate Week – held in January of this year – has been re-installed for summer duty in nearby Town of Newton.  The “Solar Arbor” is based on ideas generated from a collaboration between Mary Dewart of Climate Change Action Brookline and Susan Israel of the Energy Necklace Project, and installed by solar panel provider RevoluSun.  Directly in response to Landscape Designer Mary Dewart’s inspiration from the practical application of solar technologies in the domestic setting as demonstrated in the recent US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competitions, this simple trellis system seeks to amplify the relative ease of installation and the myriad design possibilities of PV installations in a domestic context.

Images and drawings copyright XChange Architects LLC.

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View of completed installation at the Brookline Health Department on Pierce Street: Brookline Climate Week, January 2014.  Image copyright XChange Architects LLC

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