This blog tracks work and working for ARCH 672: Smart Surfaces Studio.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Branden mentioned at our last meeting that according to presentation he'd recently attended, well over half of the capital costs for solar power generation, comes from the ancillary structure needed to support photovoltaic cells and not the PVs themselves. With that in mind we designed our unit to aggregate in a reciprocal frame system. Each unit supports each other unit, requiring no additional supports other than at the edges.