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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,green technology,News,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | 42 Comments

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The solar energy [1] designers at Rawlemon [2] 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.

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The ß.torics system was invented by Barcelona-based German Architect André Broessel [4]. He sought to create a solar system that could be embedded in the walls of buildings [5] 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 [6] 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 [7], 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 [2]

Via Designboom [8]


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URLs in this post:

[1] solar energy: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/

[2] Rawlemon: http://www.rawlemon.com/betatorics.html

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/rawlemon%e2%80%99s-spherical-solar-energy-generating-globes-can-even-harvest-energy-from-moonlight/andrebroessel4/

[4] André Broessel: http://rawlemon.com/blog/

[5] walls of buildings: http://www.renderfields.com/featured_project.html

[6] 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

[7] solar power’s huge potential: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/magazine/the-secret-to-solar-power.html?pagewanted=all

[8] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/23214/spherical-glass-solar-energy-generator-by-rawlemon.html

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