Designing Sustainable Solar Futures

Patrick Hanlon
4 min readMar 23
New energy projects are leaning toward solar powered micro-sites to provde energy independence

People have been trying to design sustainable passive energy homes ever since Paulo Soleri scraped a hole in the desert outside of Phoenix, Arizona. Part Ray Bradbury, part Buckminster Fuller, Solari’s Arcosanti complex was a cluster of partially underground dwellings that, 60 years ago, gave a luft of the future to urban home construction.

Patrick Hanlon

Author of “Primal Branding,” “The Social Code,” writer on Forbes, FastCo, Inc., East Hampton Star. Founder