Energy Consumption Shown on Power Plant

Van Mensvoort
February 17th 2009

Information decoration on a city scale. Every night from the 22 to the 29 of February 2008, the vapor emissions of he Salmisaari power plant in Helsinki will be illuminated to show the current levels of electricity consumption by local residents. A laser ray will trace the cloud during the night time and turn it into a neon-style graph.

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Posted 22/02/2009 – 17:32

I wonder if people will think the laser is pretty and will try to consume more power to se more of it :D

Posted 19/02/2009 – 13:37


Posted 18/02/2009 – 01:10

It should have a sub-display to show how much power is being used by the giant lasers!

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