The Orange Mode
OM Solar derived its name from two Japanese words, omoshiroi and mottainai, whose meaning in English is "interesting" and "no wasteful," respectively. With OM Solar's move into the international arena, an easy-to-remember word association in English became desirable. The designation 'Orange Mode' was created because these two words aptly evoke our system and its advantages. 'Orange' not only refers to the fruit that needs the sun's rays to ripen to its optimum state, but also suggests the warmth, comfort and well-being that the sun's energy brings to our lives. 'Mode,' of course, means a method or way of doing somethin, and can even be synonymous with 'mood.' Our system is a method of maximizing the sun's comfort and benefits to enhance our lives at home, at work, at play and at rest, so Orange Mode is, we think, a genuinely appropriate name."
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Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright
OM Solar, "The Orange Mode" (2001). Frank Lloyd Wright Book Collection. 324.