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Deborah commented on Portable Solar Energy

Hi Shelly, thanks for joining the conversation. Your thought about leveraging these in a collective way is really interesting. Can you elaborate a bit more on this? What kind of events had you imagined and how would you use the individual devices in a collective way. What would the collected energy be used for? Perhaps some kind of feedback loop could help raise awareness about how people are generating and consuming energy. We'd love to see you come back and develop something in the ideas phase! Good luck!

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Deborah commented on Trees that provide wind energy

Ramiro, this is a great example of the intersection of functionality and artistic expression. They are beautiful, aesthetically pleasing structures to have placed in public places and also generate energy for the community to use. Do you have any idea whether they are cost-effective and also don't make too much noise? I can imagine that these might be major factors which prevent widespread adoption and a pleasant user experience.

Hi Anja, that's a great initiative. We, as communities definitely need to celebrate great practices in renewable energy adoption more. It would be great interview someone who lives in these cities to understand more about how citizens feel empowered to contribute to or interact with these initiatives in these cities. You might find our interview toolkit helpful http://ideo.pn/rr_ask.