What is beauty?

A solar panel at Middlebury College's solar orchard, reflecting the sky.

2020 Storyfest Entry

My story reexamines how we think of beauty with regards to solar panels. The aim of my story is to have people rethink how they define beauty when they look at or think about solar panels. Instead of focusing on physical beauty, I want people to think about the beauty of solar panels connection to the environment around them, and the beauty of the powerful work they do. Solar panels are incredibly connected to the environment around them, and I want to highlight that special aspect of them. I want to dispel the notion that they are foreign objects invading pristine landscapes, and instead celebrate the beauty of their connection to the land and the environment, and how they bridge the gap between nature and the man made world.

  What Is Beauty?

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