Good News: Giant marble concentrates light energy up to 10,000 times

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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, click here.


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0 Responses to Good News: Giant marble concentrates light energy up to 10,000 times

  1. isis2012 says:

    The scientific definition of sun-worshiping returns to consciousness …

    This is an ancient technology which came into play after the known fall of man … to follow and draw power from the sun … is what has been referred to as sun God worshiping ….

    To follow and draw light energy from the lunar moon was called moon God worshiping …

    There were other God given cosmic host in which technology followed or approached as to draw power from …

    Some refueling satellites with tethers were referred to as cows ….

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