THE SHADOW ON THE SNOW
Snow is beautiful. Every snowflake is shiny as a unique diamond, reflecting the sunshine before it disappears by turning into a drop of water. When the SUN and FROST join forces, the ice layer is created protecting the fluffy snowflakes from being melted so fast. The other way to protect is to “store” the snow in the shadow, where the sun does not have so much power.
The snow reflects the sun similar to water.
All these thoughts and one post of Svein Bleivik brought me to an idea, which I decided to open to all.
The idea is based on or caused by the work I am doing for the last nine years, which means systematic waste prevention principles applicable to industries.
Water scarcity and many more issues are connected in some regions to the melting of glaciers and ice. With changing climate patterns, the speed of melting is growing to turn the spiral of extinction faster and faster every single month. At the same time, the hunger for electricity is growing globally.
What about fighting both with one solution?
I am not sure how many of you have heard about the project in which in Switzerland reduced melting was caused by putting special blankets on the glaciers
But I am sure that much more of you have heard already about AGROVOLTAIC in which power generation and farming live in harmony, serving for good, and supporting each other.
Similarly, you can find solar modules on the water's surface or even covering the open water channels, reducing the evaporation
You have heard about placing solar modules in the Sahara desert, which is a project that is being restarted and funded every five years with no results, and predicted already in 1922, by Czech writer Tomas Hruby in his trilogy V SOUMRAKU LIDSTVA (IN THE TWILIGHT OF MANKIND) where he described much more than that.
But there is one application that was never tested on a big scale and this is the application of SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES on the glacier in the mountains or on the poles. Especially in the summer can the shadow of the modules slows down melting and at the same time produce electricity, which in fact can be utilized to produce more ice, so as to power the houses, buildings, and more in the region.
Instead of fixed, I would recommend using a “mobile” installation that can not only be moved from one place to another but can, for example, be placed on the water surface during winter time before moving back to the ice during summer. Of course can be combined with horizontal wind, vibration, and other technologies as well, which have to resist the temperatures reaching really deep below zero.
You may ask yourself why nobody came up with this idea before, the answer is simple, nobody saw the ON-THE-GROUND-MINE that is just before the eyes, and trust me it is hard from time to time to recognize the original and the reflection (slide from 2018)
It is not my intention to spoil the white landscape forever with black specks but to help the recovery of the landscape and its handover (with a potential solution) to the next generations.
I am sure shadow works, the question is if we accept its help
The CORE TASK OF THE DAY
TURN A SHADOW INTO A FRIEND
Have a nice time free of waste and wasting in all its forms, stay safe and free
Michael Rada, HUMAN