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Published on May 4th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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Solar-Powered Music Studio & Green-Themed Music — Turtuga Blanku



 
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I ran across this album/musician last year. Yes, it’s been in my queue for a looooong time. I just ran across the draft recently and realized it was time to get a post up on this. The story is quite simple — basically, Turtuga Blanku makes its/his music in a 100% solar-powered music studio, and the music is often about solar power or other green topics. Double awesome? Yes.

The studio is referred to as the “Green Machine” and is powered by 18 solar panels.

“Converted energy is lead to a charge controller and on to eight deep loading batteries. Those are a bit different from your regular car battery. They are 6 Volts, but connected in parallel as to put out 12 Volts DC. A (3000 Watt) converter further changes this into 110 Volts 60 Hz AC,” the Turtuga Blanku site writes.

“Because of the batteries, the Green Machine is also operational after the sun has set. A battery system monitor enables checking up on the charge status of the batteries to avoid draining them. To further optimize the system, a small wind generator is part of the system. This way, some small scale charging takes place during the night as well.”

To learn more about the studio, check out that link above.

Other than the tons and tons of other time-sensitive stories to cover every day, what kept me from writing on this for so long is that I wanted to listen to all the music and explore the site a bit first. In the end, I’d say that I really like Turtuga Blanku’s latest single, “No More” — video below (and you can also listen to it and 5 other songs on the Turtuga Blanku homepage — better sound there). I also like the second song, but it took me a few listens to get into it. However, while I’m into the lyrics of the other songs, the music doesn’t quite do it for me. But check the songs out for yourself and see what you think!

Here’s the “No More” music video:

Read more about the lyrics and music of “No More” on the Turtuga website if you’re interested.

Turtuga Blanku also sells some cool t-shirts if you’re into that. And if you’re into the music, or just into the effort to popularize solar power in this way, consider this appeal from Turtuga:

To support Turtuga Blanku’s music and his efforts to popularize Solar Power as an alternative energy source, please buy Turtuga Blanku musicmerchandize, send a donation, and/or place a banner on your website.

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



  • Captivation

    To my mind, concepts like this studio are water tight. I should be able to eat food in solar powered restaurants, and buy furniture made in solar powered woodworking plants. To me a 5% premium seems fair, but I admit that others would be much more generous – perhaps willing to spend an additional 20%.
    This studio might need to stay put for a year or two, but eventually the world will catch up.

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