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Greendix Develops First Leaf-Shaped Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On May 20, 2010 @ 12:06 pm In Environment,Solar Power | 3 Comments

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We all know that solar panels are at the forefront of green energy technology [2], but they aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing to look at. Aiming to solve that issue, Greendix, a custom solar panel supplier, has created what it claims is the first leaf-shaped [3]PV crystalline silicon solar panel. And the company isn’t stopping there – they claim that their new technique could make PV panels in all different shapes and sizes.

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The panel, which will be distributed by Sonelis Technologies, can be manufactured in a variety of colors. In a statement, Greendix president Joseph Lin noted, “One of the goals of my team was to take an existing technology, like solar panels, and revolutionize it so that it can seamlessly merge with our surroundings.”

Lin imagines that his leaf-shaped panels could one day populate entire solar forests [5]. And who knows–since the leaves can be produced in multiple colors, those energy-generating forests might look a little psychedelic, too.

Via Marketwire [6]

+ Greendix [7]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/05/solar-leaf-panels.jpg

[2] green energy technology: http://inhabitat.com/green-gadgets/

[3] leaf-shaped : http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/10/04/ross-lovegrove-solar-trees-take-to-the-streets-of-vienna/

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/20/greendix-develops-first-leaf-shaped-crystalline-silicon-solar-panels/leaves/

[5] solar forests: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/13/shanghai-expo-2010-norway-pavilion-is-a-solar-powered-%E2%80%9Cforest%E2%80%9D/

[6] Marketwire: http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Greendix-Announces-the-Worlds-First-Leaf-Shaped-Crystalline-Silicon-Solar-Panel-1263719.htm

[7] + Greendix: http://greendix.com/

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