The Solar Power Village| 25mins
Director: Nigel Dickinson | Producer: Oscar Romagosa
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: Spain
"The Solar Power Village" model is an avant-garden, multifunctional and technological example of how to learn from nature. It is a low cost, self-sustainable energy producing environment, for developing world. German physicist Jurgen Kleinwatcher explains his challenge to develop technological methods to harness the sun's abundant energy, to benefit of all humankind. "The Solar Power Village" draws its energy from the heat of the sun. It is self-sustainable, and in harmony with its environment. Kleinwachter also explains some other avant-garde designs, such as harnessing the power of wind and hurricanes, and controlling wind for water, cooling and heating. The first "Solar Power Village" was built in collaboration with the Tamera peace research center in Portugal. In this film, the co-founders of Tamera talk about their philosophy, developing a knowledge of community, where non-violent life can be possible.