Answer: We take the first four letters from “pyramid” which literally means “fire in the middle”. As for the word POD, you can find that word carries the following two meanings:
- An elongated seed vessel of a plant such as the pea, splitting open on both sides when ripe.
- A detachable or self-contained unit on an aircraft, spacecraft, vehicle, or vessel, having a particular function.
In short, the combination of Pyra and POD, PyraPOD, refers to a “fire in POD” structure to capture and store the naturally available solar thermal energy. It is an energy self-efficient POD space that one can use to grow food and even live inside.
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