“This Spherical Solar Power Device Looks Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before”

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http://www.fastcoexist.com/3025073/this-spherical-solar-power-device-looks-like-nothing-youve-seen-before#1

If the race to find alternative power was a simple beauty contest, then André Broessel‘s solar ball would surely be standard on rooftops by now. Because his energy concentrating design really is elegant–much more handsome than a clunky old solar panel.

Aesthetics aren’t the only reason to like Broessel’s invention. The German architect says his system is 35% more efficient than a standard panel, and that it does even better when combined with a tool for tracking the sun. More than that, it also improves on the material footprint of conventional technology. The cell area behind the water-filled ball is 75% smaller than a panel with the same output.

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Dear Santa, I want one.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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