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.
As we find more of its applications in real life, we will develop it to make PyraPOD mobile and even fly in sky!
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