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Rawlemon’s Spherical Solar Energy-Generating Globes Can Even Harvest Energy from Moonlight
Posted By Ayasha Guerin On September 16, 2012 @ 12:40 pm In carousel showcase,clean tech,Environment,Green Technology,Innovation,News,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | 46 Comments
The solar energy  designers at Rawlemon  have created a spherical, sun-tracking glass globe that is able to concentrate sunlight (and moonlight) up to 10,000 times. The company claims that its ß.torics system is 35% more efficient than traditional dual-axis photovoltaic designs, and the fully rotational, weatherproof sphere is even capable of harvesting electricity from moonlight.
The ß.torics system was invented by Barcelona-based German Architect André Broessel . He sought to create a solar system that could be embedded in the walls of buildings  so that they may act as both windows and energy generators. But the project isn’t only noteworthy for its solar efficiency capabilities – the ß.torics system is designed to generate lunar energy  too!
The spheres are able to concentrate diffused moonlight into a steady source of energy. The futuristic ß.torics system is catching a lot of attention for its clean and beautiful design. (Despite solar power’s huge potential , we haven’t seen too many beautiful solar power technologies). We’re excited to see how architects will incorporate these energy generating orbs into alternative energy agendas and future building designs!
+ Rawlemon 
Via Designboom 
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URLs in this post:
 solar energy: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/
 Rawlemon: http://www.rawlemon.com/betatorics.html
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/rawlemon%e2%80%99s-spherical-solar-energy-generating-globes-can-even-harvest-energy-from-moonlight/andrebroessel4/
 André Broessel: http://rawlemon.com/blog/
 walls of buildings: http://www.renderfields.com/featured_project.html
 lunar energy: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/08/a-glass-sphere-solar-energy-generator-capable-of-converting-sun-and-moonlight-into-usable-power/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+colossal+%28Colossal%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
 solar power’s huge potential: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/magazine/the-secret-to-solar-power.html?pagewanted=all
 Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/23214/spherical-glass-solar-energy-generator-by-rawlemon.html
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