Solar-Powered Talking Light Sculpture In Sydney Helps Power Homes In India
Ray is an interactive light installation that can translate live data feeds into colorful conversations.
Ray is a solar-powered interactive light sculpture, which featured at Vivid Sydney in Australia last month. The illuminated art installation sought to raise awareness about the not-for-profit Pollinate Energy, who want positive change for India’s urban poor through sustainable and renewable solar energy. They bring solar power to India’s urban slum communities and give the inhabitants access to sustainable products that make their lives better.
Ray was powered by Pollinate Energy, who joined forces with designer duo amigo & amigo, interactivity designers S1T2, and experience design crew Wildwon to create a ‘personality' and bring the talking light sculpture to life. It stood seven meters tall and was made up of 9,000 lights, 500 meters of silicon tubes and 1.5 tons of steel. Ray was powered by a 1.2-kilowatt ‘Sunflower' solar array developed by Southern Cross University.