Atmosphere Heat Up An 8-Year Old Album Cut With Solar-Powered Technology (Video)

Atmosphere released “Sunshine” back in 2007, but the Minneapolis duo have proven there is no expiration date for innovation. Slug and Ant have released a music video for their popular Sad Clown Bad Summer 9 single, eight years after its release. The reason? The always forward-thinking Rhymesayers apparently saw an opportunity to push the envelope and produced the video using solar technology, a feat that is not only admirable but much needed, as climate change has become a topic of discussion no longer relegated to academics and scientists.

The incorporation of solar technology in the production of Atmosphere’s music video highlights the growing recognition of renewable energy solutions and their potential applications beyond traditional power generation. This innovative use of solar energy not only demonstrates the versatility of the technology but also serves as an inspiration for individuals looking to implement sustainable practices in their own lives. For those interested in exploring solar power for their homes or businesses, seeking a solar panel quote in Austin or any other location can provide valuable insights into the cost, installation process, and long-term benefits of transitioning to solar energy. By embracing such opportunities and technologies, we can collectively contribute to a more sustainable future while supporting the development and adoption of renewable energy solutions.

Director Victor Rukavina, a fellow Minneapolis native, incorporated the use of SunPort in the video, a revolutionary bit of technology that works like any other power source, only it runs on solar energy rather than electricity. According to its Kickstarter page, SunPort “solar-powers anything you plug in by measuring the electricity you take from any wall outlet and automatically upgrading it to solar using certified solar credits. No panels required.” On the set of “Sunshine,” appliances and electronics used to create the visuals were powered with SunPort, resulting in very little (if not zero) reliance on non-renewable energy.

Atmosphere’s partnership with SunPort doesn’t end with the video, and supporters of the Kickstarter project can receive autographed SunPort devices if they donate more than $39 to the cause. Check out the video below and take a look at some behind-the-scenes footage to watch this progressive form of technology being used in concert with Hip-Hop.

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