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Name projectBubbling sun
CountryNetherlands
Year1999-04 (Start operation date)
PV applicationStructures - non-building structures
PV power total0.516 kWp
LocationNoordwijk, South-Holland
Latitude/Longitude52°14'4"N 4°26'54"E
SummaryDuring the construction of elementary school De Jutter in Noordwijk, a work of art with solar panels has been placed on the roof of the storeroom. The project was initiated by the municipality of Noordwijk, consulted by the bureau Kunst en Bedrijf [Art and Business]. Artist Stanislaw Lewkowicz designed a sun-shaped work of art, which has artistic as well as educational value. Six solar panels supply and, using a timer, turn on an installation at certain times, which blows white soap bubbles, filled with smoke, into the air. The remaining energy of the solar panels is transferred to the school. This leads to a lower energy bill. The educational value of the work of art comprises the children’s confrontation with soap bells that are produced by solar power. The school wants to use this fact in its curriculum.
Keywordseducation, (PV) rooftops

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