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Wind and Solar Powered Shipping Container Unfolds Into Traveling Cultural Exhibition

by , 03/17/11

World In A Shell, Hans Kalliwoda, shipping container, off-grid, renewable energy, exhibition space

Upon arrival, the doors are opened and the shell is unfolded and unfurled, providing insulation and protection from the elements as well as a surface for the photovoltaic panels. The project generates electricity with two wind turbines supplemented by solar panels, and it stores available energy inside an impressive array of batteries stored in the floor of the container.

The mobile exhibition space also comes equipped with a water recycling system, data monitoring, cube modules with various purposes, and computers for data collection. World In A Shell was designed to return “technology to its humanistic role as tool, in this case for the creation of a vehicle for intercultural exchange and intellectual cross-pollination, guided by social and ethical concerns.” The next stop for World In A Shell is D’Kar which is a small San (Bushman) village near Ghanzi in the Kalahari desert of Botswana.

+ World In A Shell

Images ©World In A Shell

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