Positive Impact (sustainable)
The Land Art Generator Initiative
+ Sustainable Neighborhood Auxiliary Power (S.N.A.P.)
Fire Alley Media Center
Ibn Al Haytham Pavilion
S.N.A.P. stands for Sustainable Neighborhood Auxiliary Power. The owners of the S.N.A.P. installation pay nothing up front so that S.N.A.P. functions as an energy company. The cost of the equipment and installation is amortized over a 30 year period with the end user seeing a bill each month that is roughly equivalent to the bill that they used to receive from their traditional fossil fuel burning energy company. S.N.A.P. arrives in one or two zero-emissions EV trucks and is installed in one or two days. S.N.A.P. can either come out beforehand to place the foundations or the developer can have them ready per S.N.A.P.’s specifications.
Every neighborhood has enough existing space to accommodate a S.N.A.P. installation. The 30 home install takes up the same area as a single family house lot. And every developer and planner can make allowance for the S.N.A.P. lots into their layouts. The S.N.A.P. lots function to provide renewable energy to thirty houses and serve as charging stations for 9 electric vehicles at a time. The S.N.A.P. lots function also as open air community areas for people to gather and/or as community garden areas.
S.N.A.P. commercial is a scalable system that can be installed easily between mid- or high-rise buildings in any downtown. The most popular application takes advantage of the natural wind tunnel effects of large buildings. Other systems install arrays of heliostatic CPV panels on roof tops with “growing roof” planter bins underneath. One system even places solar power towers on the top of existing buildings.