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Historic triple projects accomplished by Richard Nelson & his team: SolaRoof 1982, 91 & 97 plus today

The above video is the combination of the following three important videos, with the addition of current full line of modern designs:

1982 prototype built with a small sea container:

1991 tent like prototype for backyard gardening:

1997 flat room prototype for large scale farming:

Since September of 2020, Richard Nelson has helped PyraPOD to design a series of tent like structures we call PODs, from small to large, to examplify SolaRoof to a higher level. Now everyone can make these PODs DIY or contact us for ways to commercialize these designs.

If you simply want to get a first-hand experience with the setup and testing of Bubble Generator, you can start with BubbleBox, the smallest PyraPOD.


Just want to have some fun with bubbles in shower booth like structures? You can consider building the Bubble Tower, a design that is reserved for Bubble Fun Festival we have proposed.

Plan to grow your own vegetables fresh and in your backyard, then build one with your own hands PyraPOD4 Tall 2 – that is the one Richard and I will build as well before we mass produce it. Doing aquaponics is the best choice to further enhance the capacity of solar thermal absorption and storage.

PyraPOD4 Tall 2

Are you a farmer looking for a way to create an easy to set up and all climate greenhouse for large scale vegetable growing? Consider building PyraPOD8 with a size you pick.

Full line of PyraPOD4 and 8

Plan to build a community living circle in your local area? Then pay attention to our proposed synergy of PyraPOD8 super and LifePOD mini. This way you get both in the same structure: PyraPOD8 super grande for food growing and LifePOD mini house for human living, both of which can be customized for your community needs.

PyraPOD8 super grande plus LifePOD mini house

By Jun Aubrey Zhang

Since obtaining PhD in Electrochemistry in 1994, I have been through many things, such as post-doctoral research work using STM to study atomic level electrodeposition of Cd on Ag(111) surface at UIUC (Urbana-Champaign at University of Illinois), lifetime free-lance preaching, CEO of TheoLogos Publications and PyraPOD Global Inc, former salesman of diamond tools for Superprem Industries, former CEO of DiaSolid Kitchen & Bath, finishing carpenter, working for CRE Green, a solar company in Kelowna, BC. Now I have started this new business along with Richard Nelson, designing and manufacturing PyraPODs. After all these experiences, my life motto is this: sharp mind must combine with skilful hands. With my wife Margaret we have three kids - Riley, Grace and Anita.

2 replies on “Historic triple projects accomplished by Richard Nelson & his team: SolaRoof 1982, 91 & 97 plus today”

Hi Aubrey, This is fascinating. I am a DYI backyard gardener and interested in gathering details on setting this up in my backyard. I do not have a greenhouse yet and was planning to build one parallel to chinese design but came across your design.

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