The Sola-System amplifies audio signals into large sound without the need of grid based electricity. The heart of the system is based around a photovoltaic cell which is directly linked to an audio amplifier. The system uses no batteries or storage devices for the power and there is nothing to recharge or replace. It does employ a series of capacitors to smooth and average the available solar energy minimizing the effects of clouds or people momentarily passing in front of the cell. It accomodates multiple audio inputs such as iPods and mp3 players.
Materials: Solar panel, USB cable, custom electronics circuit board, wood, aluminum, AM/FM radio.
In collaboration with: Nick Hasty
Exhibited: at Habana Outpost, in Brooklyn, NY.