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Spherical Energy System Harnesses Power From The Sun & Moon

Spherical Energy System Harnesses Power From The Sun & Moon
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Design concept proposes using a round, glass, water-filled ball instead of flat solar panels to increase efficiency and potential.

Emma Hutchings
  • 30 august 2012

Solar architecture lab rawlemon is working on re-engineering the design of solar panels to increase solar power efficiency and potential. The firm has proposed a concept called β.Torics that uses a large glass water-filled ball instead of a traditional flat panels to convert light from the sun or moon into usable power. The firm rationalizes that since the orb shape can fully rotate to capture the best light from the sun or moon, energy efficiency can increase by up to 35%.

Spherical Energy System Harnesses Sun & Moonlight Power

The ball features a fully-rotational and weatherproof natural optical tracking device. Because of its spherical nature, it doesn’t have the placement restrictions of a flat panel, and could be placed on rooftops, inclined surfaces, or even within windows to harness energy.

rawlemon speaks to the potential of the design:

The system has been developed to offer a fully integrated building solution with high efficient solar energy generation. The simple optical system is able to concentrate sunlight up to 10,000 times. This allows the use of multiple technologies, such as concentrated solar power (CPV/CSP) with photovoltaics or thermal applications.

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