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Sun Catching Solarflora Sculpture Holds Solar Panels in its Leaves

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 22, 2010 @ 11:54 am In Solar Power | 1 Comment

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We’ve seen plenty of creative solar [1] panel designs — some more attractive than others. The latest to come down the pipeline is Solarflora [2], a sleek sculpture that holds three solar panels (one panel per “leaf”). Built by Nectar Design [3], the flower-like sculpture made its debut this week in New City Schools’ urban garden in Long Beach, California.

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The Solarflora was manufactured by Nectar at its Long Beach facility using all local products, and it marks Nectar’s contribution towards building a sustainable energy [4] industry in the U.S. No word on whether Solarflora will be mass-produced (or how much it might cost), but we love the idea of home-grown, attractive solar power-producing sculptures!

+ Nectar Design [3]


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[1] solar: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/21/new-quantum-dot-solar-cells-could-double-efficiency/

[2] Solarflora: http://solarflora.com/

[3] Nectar Design: http://nectardesign.com/

[4] sustainable energy: http://inhabitat.com/energy/

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