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Posted on 10/27/2007

Photo taken on October 27, 2007

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Info for curious passersby (there have been a lot)
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Soltron the Solar Saucer
21st century techno-shaman pop art:
Solar Powered Flying Saucer Crash-Lands in Nevada Desert
The Solar Saucer made it's maiden voyage at this year's Burning Man Art Festival.
In harmony with the 2007 "Green Man" theme this mobile art installation is a perfect culmination of art and 21st century technology. Made enturely of recycled materials the sculptural solar array gives old discarded junk a new life. The combination of our recycled past with technology from our future turn this art piece into a podium for social commentary.

"What does it do?" "Does it fly?" The Solar Saucer serves also as a beautiful and interactive educational tool. Visionary artist and creator, Scott Whitaker, travels with the saucer to elementary schools to discuss solar power, alternative energy, and topics related to global warming where adults and children experienced its playful appearance and technical prowess.

The Solar Saucer stores 1.75 kilowatts per hour in 16 batteries located onboard. Running a 48-volt system, the solar saucer has a 3600-watt grid tie inverter. Fully mobile, it can provide power anywhere a traditional generator would be used. Powering its own light system, silently and sweetly, its LED lighting beckons life forms in from afar. The Solar Saucer provides the stage for interactive performance art as well as power for anything you would traditionally "plug in."

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, artist and visionary Scott Whitaker creates art out of recycled materials and facilitates journeys incorporating his art, with study of light, sound and sacred geometry. Founder of the non-profit AMO tribe, community leader and educator, Whitaker strives to create positive solutions addressing the environment and global community. He inspires with his approach to healing the planet through multi-dimensional art. The Solar Saucer is available to power your green or off the grid events as well as an educational tool for those interested in learning more about solar power. For more information please contact or visit Whitaker is available for comments and interviews. Photos and video of the solar saucer can be provided by request or downloaded from the website.