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 Posted: Sun Jul 28th, 2019 01:56 am
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Joe Kelley


Joined: Mon Nov 21st, 2005
Location: California USA
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Spherical Glass Amplifies Solar Energy Collection

"The spherical ball acts as a ball lens, and its specific geometric structure is said to improve energy efficiency by 35%. In contrast to traditional photovoltaic dual-axis solar panels, the ball lens incorporates a fully rotational, weatherproof tracking system, which will work adequately on inclined surfaces and curtain walls. This could allow any building to be retrofitted with these glass lenses to generate more solar power."

André Broessel
The Spherical Sun Power Generator

"German Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created a spherical sun power generator prototype called the beta.ray. His technology will combine spherical geometry principles with a dual axis tracking system, allowing twice the yield of a conventional solar panel in a much smaller surface area. The futuristic design is fully rotational and is suitable for inclined surfaces, walls of buildings, and anywhere with access to the sky. It can even be used as an electric car charging station."