GIANT MARBLE MAKES ENERGY FROM SUN AND MOON
It looks like a giant, glass marble. But this globe is no game. It's a
sun-tracking, solar energy concentrator created by Barcelona-based
architects Rawlemon and, according to the designers, is able to collect
not just sunlight but moonlight as well.
The weatherproof sphere is designed to rotate and follow the sun across
the sky. It's so sensitive to light that at night, it can even harvest
moonlight and convert it into electricity.
Andre Rawlemon, the architect and designer, says his spherical,
sun-tracking glass globe is able to concentrate sunlight and moonlight
up to 10,000 times and that the system is 35 percent more efficient than
photovoltaic designs that track the sun. One of Rawlemon's idea is to
build these globes into the exterior walls of buildings and use them to
generate electricity. For other uses and beautiful images of the globes,
via Design Boom and Inhabitat
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