Global Projects & Pioneers

This page is created so that we could list all the early DOers everywhere in the world who are interested in incoporating PyraPODs/SolaRoof in their local projects, large or small. We consider these pioneers as global nodes.

Richard Nelson and wife JeraldineRichard Nelson in Eastern Canada, holder of 6 patents on SolaRoof, founder of PODnet in educating, mobilizing and supporting early doers. SolaRoof focuses on almost NO other energy source but the sun to create a winter-warm-and-summer-cool enclosed space, using the thermodynamic nature of soap bubbles to store daylight solar thermal energy for night time use. Websites related to his projects are: and (work planned to get these sites updated & mobile friendly :-) Richard lives happily with his wife Jeraldine.

Aubrey of PyraPOD and BityPOD from Western Canada with wife Margaret & 3 kidsAubrey Zhang in Western Canada, co-creator of PyraPOD and BityPOD brands with Richard Nelson. As an embodiment of SolaRoof, PyraPOD can be built DIY or mass produced in 4 major groups: PyraPOD4s (square based), PyraPOD4r (rectangular based), PyraPOD8 (octagon based) and PyraPODx (also called CityPOD, with extra potential to expand). BityPOD, on the other hand, is designed as a portable communication device to equip early doers with a handy tool for networking and video conferencing. Aubrey and wife Margaret have three kids.

Corin Smith at SanctumAs the Managing Partner at SANCTUM, Corin is responsible for the previsualization, consolidation and redistribution of a full range of creative industry solutions generated by a select portfolio of clients. He works closely with the entire talent pool of any project and helps to manage the creative process from conception to delivery. Corin has considerable experience in the areas of general management, strategic planning, product management, sales and marketing. Corin is a former lawyer who was called to the Bermuda Bar in 1995 where he specialized in intellectual property rights, digital infrastructure management and ecclesisastical diplomacy. He is currently taking care of the design and building of our new website on personal electric vehicles.

yang-familyYang Zhou lives in South Okanagan area in West Canada with his wife Julia and their young baby girl. He works as a quick and talented architect for the PyraPOD team, producing 3D & 2D designs and blueprints for various projects. He worked as a building architect for six years in China before coming to Canada to study green building and sustainablity design and concepts. He is currently a certified passive house designer.

mary_zhaoMary Zhao currently lives in Henan province as a country girl. Although being considered young and less educated in human eyes, she has accumulated enough wisdom and spirituality to understand the full scope of what PyraPOD is doing now and beyound. As a result, she is willing to take over the task and responsibility to bring PyraPOD products and technologies to China, the largest country of the world. We are happy to have her in our team.

While we keep this page updated as more pioneers send their node description, we advise you to check and see if your current project fits what we are doing. If not, initiate a new project that fits. Then write a short paragraph about it and then send to us using the following contact form:

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You can include links to your project and your personal picture to go along with your listing. Or once you receive our reply, send back a picture of yours in case we have no way to grab one from your URL.