Light Sanctuary: a Field of Solar Ribbons Rises in the Desert

by , 08/11/10
filed under: Art, Design, Environment, Solar Power

Decker Yeadon LLC, Thin film solar, dye sublimation solar, Dubai solar power, land art generator, UEI solar art project, Dubai solar art installation,

The unique vertical orientation of the solar ribbons capitalizes on the ability of the semi-translucent thin film panels to produce useful energy at a steep angle of solar exposure. This allows for energy production over a longer period throughout the day, and the panels also get a boost from reflected light off the high-albedo landscape. The thin film solar cells perform much better in the high-temperature conditions  than silicone solar panels. The total estimated power production of the project is 4592 megawatts.

+ Decker Yeadon

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