‘Years’ Tree Turntable Plays Wood Rings Like a Record

January 19, 2012 by  
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If you’re curious to know what a tree would sound like if it could play music, Bartholomäus Traubeck ‘s incredible Years tree ring record player is one way to find out! An incredible makeshift invention that uses an old school turntable, high tech computer gear and Abelton Live to “play” the rings of a tree trunk like a record, this device reveals just how complex and beautiful our arboreal friends are. Hit the jump to listen to the Years in action. Read the rest of ‘Years’ Tree Turntable Plays Wood Rings Like a Record Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bartholomäus Traubeck , eco-art , record player , recycled record player , tree make music , tree music player , tree sounds , year music player , Years tree ring record player

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Dulas Delivers National Trust’s Largest Solar Installation in Wales

January 19, 2012 by  
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Dulas recently delivered the National Trust ’s largest solar PV array in the UK at their grade I listed Llanerchaeron property in Wales. At just under 40 kWp (37.5kWp) and combined with the existing 7.5 kWp solar PV array, the installation should generate up to half of the electricity that the house requires. Having provided a full planning consultancy service for multiple solar PV sites across the National Trust portfolio in Wales, Dulas advised a free-standing ground mount ballasted array would provide the optimum solution to be delivered within tight timescales. Mike Clay of Dulas Ltd said of the installation: “By taking forward thinking steps and engaging with a highly experienced company the Trust has been able to best utilize the space available to gain maximum benefit from the feed in tariff. By prioritizing the installation Dulas was able to commission the project in time to take advantage of the highest feed in tariff rates providing the best possible financial rate of returns for the Trust.” The Trust has made a commitment to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels by 50% within the next eight years. It aims to cut carbon emissions from energy use for heat and electricity by 45%, beating the government’s target of a 34% reduction in CO2 by 2020. + Dulas The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy , dulas , green design , green power , Llanerchaeron , National Trust , photovoltaic installation , renewable energy , solar installation , Solar Power , sustainable design , united kingdom , Wales

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