Opening of the exhibition "The Solar Flowers Dancing for Europe - United in Diversity"
End production: 18/02/2008 First transmission: 18/02/2008
The Slovenian Presidency of the Council opened on 18 February 2008 an exhibition entitled "The Solar Flowers Dancing for Europe: United in Diversity" featuring an artistic installation of 10.000 solar flowers of diverse colors. These flowers integrate a solar cell that produces electricity to create a dancing movement in the presence of light. The aim of the exhibition is to raise public awareness on issues linked with energy, climate change, energy dependency and the potential of renewable energy. Speaking at the opening, Iztok Jarc, Slovenian Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food and President in office of the Council, stressed that this exhibition brings together several areas that are a priority for the Slovenian EU Presidency, notably the climate and energy package and development aid. The European artist Dang offered the copyright on his work to the non-profit organisation called Solar Solidarity International, which will support the solar electrification of a school and water supply of the town of Sakalalina in Madagascar.
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||Exterior view of the Council building, where the exhibition took place
||General view of the artistic installation, made up of 10 000 solar flowers (9 shots)
||Iztok Jarc, Slovenian Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food and President in office of the Council, (in ENGLISH) saying that it is to raise the awareness of the potential of renewable sources of energy and of course especially of the sun; they are in the building which is covered by the largest solar panel in Brussels; and it is also important because this exhibition's intention is to bring the solar energy also to the developing world
||View of the solar flowers (2 shots)