a collaborative real-time data visualization that represents the measurements of solar energy from 7 different geographically distributed sites around New York State.
data from each site is represented by a wedge in an animated circle. the colors in the wedges change as the data from the previous 7 days is played back: orange represents low light levels, yellow medium, & blue high. highlighted bands indicate maximum & minimum data values & a rotating line of text displays the date & time of the data being displayed in the center of the circle. shapes overlaid on the animation represent changing data relationships between & within the Sunsmile devices.
"Bonding Energy's live graphical representation of luminance readings suggests the utopian possibility that many such small local energy collecting devices could produce a greater effect than the sum of their parts, helping contribute to energy independence."