View Poll Results: Which solar collector collects your vote?

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  • JanJager

    25 40.32%
  • mat0fr

    2 3.23%
  • Highland3r

    1 1.61%
  • logistic puppet

    5 8.06%
  • Gisteroth

    3 4.84%
  • Inspirized

    0 0%
  • Rob Powell

    1 1.61%
  • Whiskey Sour

    5 8.06%
  • alive

    11 17.74%
  • Si_Swe

    8 12.90%
  • Lechooga

    0 0%
  • Cericke

    1 1.61%
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    C.O.W. #218 ,solar collector. VOTING!

    Round #218 - Voting!

    Topic: Solar Collector

    this weeks requirements... (read BEFORE voting)

    - the design must show how it collects solar heat energy, and how that energy is stored.

    - the environment must be cold, Well below freezing. Think snow, ice, glaciers, etc.
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    Artist: JanJager

    Concept: solar manatee
    Harvesting the arctic sea

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    Cow Nautasolis

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    Concept: Nautasolis


    the nautasolis is a huge planktivore which spends his days sailing on icebergs with his back pannels open to capture the sun's rays.
    He stores the heat of the day in his four heat glands

    Once he is recharged, he go fed into the freezing water for several hours.

    Part of solar energy is used to emit light signals on the skin of nautasolis to attract a partner or to ward off predators.
    Last edited by mat0fr; June 28th, 2011 at 02:16 PM.

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    Artist: Highland3r

    Concept: Solar crawler

    The solar crawler collects solar heat energy with his head, the collected energy is stored well-protected under his armored backplates.
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    need critique!

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    Artist: logistic puppet

    Concept: Spineas
    A mammal which lives where no other animals can thrive. It spends its life climbing frozen mountains in arctic conditions trying to get as high as possible to absorb the suns light. It converts this heat and light into energy which it stores in its body and absorbs during cold nights.

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    Artist: Girsteroth

    Concept: Wolmagni
    The Wolmagni are a species that live on arctic shores. They keep warm by magnifying the sun's rays into their hump through an organ that grows in the middle of their horn. The hump's external organ absorbs the heat and stores it in fat so that the Wolmagni can go long periods without sunlight and stay warm. Wolmagni are mammals with avian features and their primary diet is fish. While their young are still growing their thick layers of hair and developing their horns, food is regurgitated to them from their parents while they are kept warm at night in large huddled packs.

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    Artist: Inspirized

    Concept: Antarctic Behemoth (Glacialis Amplus)

    As it's name suggests the Antarctic Behemoth resides on the frigid polar cap Antarctica. It absorbs sunlight with it's onyx black plates and stores this energy as heat within it's massive bulk.

    Over the course of a day the Antarctic Behemoth's body temperature reaches upto 480 degrees fahrenheit. It's this creatures nightly emission of heat that attracts it's only supply of food. Penguins and sometimes even seals will come nearby to sleep amongst the ample warmth generated by the Antarctic Behemoth who, when the morning comes, makes short work of the still sleeping and sometimes char-grilled fauna.

    Due to the ease of it's life it's body size has far outgrown the bulk of it's legs and once an Antarctic Behemoth reaches adulthood it will seldom leave what it then considers it's territory, even to mate which may occur as rarely as only once in it's lifetime. The single young is kept nearby until a time at which they are able to generate enough heat to coax their own prey. At this point they travel until they're no longer able to walk for their size.

    It's plates are made of extremely dense bone. More accurately just calcium turned black by the near constant heat and tempered very shiny by the frequent expansion and contraction of such extreme changes in temperature.

    Occasionally these plates will crack and eventually break off. Antarctic Behemoth back plates are a highly prized possession amongst the right crowd. An Antarctic Behemoth will grow plates it's entire life due to the constant supply of calcium from the animals it digests entirely.
    Last edited by Inspirized; June 29th, 2011 at 07:15 PM. Reason: Forgot a word

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    Artist: Rob Powell

    Concept: Osteonimbus

    Osteonimbus got it's name for the bony protusions throughout its body and it's ability to float like a cloud. This unusual creature lives in the harsh climate on planet Glacia. It's unique becasue unlike other creatures, Osteonimbus carries it's own ecosystem, made up of bacteria and algea, which absorb solar energy to produce several hot gasses, which in turn keep the creature warm in the cold environment and allow it to float through the air, much like a cloud. It expels excess gasses through tubes around it's hindquarters, to decrease airpressure of built up gasses and uses this to propel itself through the air. Large veins attached to the creature's 'Greenhouse sacs' collect heat from it's back and transfers it to the creature's body.

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    Artist: Whiskey Sour

    Concept: Blue Burrower
    The Blue Burrower hibernates during the long day light hours of the Northern Yukon summer. They bury their torso to protect their body and open up their mouth to abosrb the sun's power.... and anything else.

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    Artist: alive

    Concept: Sundrill

    Solar absorber, using telekinetic refractors it magnifies and directs the sun's rays. After absorbing the light in its paneled arms, it burrows again into it's icy domain
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    Artist: Si_Swe

    Concept: Basking Phallaxid


    Across the frozen tundras of Algernon's third moon, this peculiar creature can be seen. It's vibrant orange fibrous tenrdils support its insect-like form as it crosses snow leaving nearly no tracks. Having little to eat the Phallaxid gets most of it's daily energy from the sun. Spreading it's large, rear frill it absorbs solar energy which travels up it's rear spike and into it's thorax. It's graphite exterior is heavily insulated, allowing for almost no heat to escape. The Phallaxid generally travels in basking groups of up to 25 which will spread out over a large area.

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    It got a bit rushed near the end. I would've liked to have rendered it with it's frill closed, as well. Ah well, I figured it had been a while since I entered. hope ya' like it.
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    Solarbeast

    This mammoth-like creature stands for hours on end during the daylight, soaking up the rays on its black, platelike coverings to conserve for use during the long winter nights, where it buries itself in snow and pretends to be a cave to snag a passing meal, enticed by its seemingly warm, cavernous depths.

    Edit: with one minute to go on my clock too. Wheee.
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    Hmm...? I submitted, and I'm in the poll...but I can't see my post? Technical issue?

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    Damn!!! Damn!!! Damn!!! Forgot the poll was today. Ah well. I've had my fair share of entries anyways.
    Decided to go with alive this time. Solid concept and not a bad rendering to boot. Tough to choose this round.
    Well done creature lovers!
    Here's where I got with mine.
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    Hot damn, that's good stuff, scorge. Really a shame it wasn't on time for the poll. And, as you said, you have many entries (I believe it's the second most, after JakkaS), something in the 60s as number of entries goes.
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