More accurately, this is how photovoltaic solar panels work to provide electricity for a home. Passive solar technologies "work" differently.

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Transparent solar panel made by Michigan State University - Whoa! ~WTF weird, awesome and fun facts

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How to build a portable solar panel system By eHow Contributor - This gave me an idea to create a portable solar power generator. It is not an original idea, and I found a ton of sites online that show you how to make one. This thing can be used to provide power on a boat, to a shed, in a cabin, on an RV, while camping, or even in emergencies. Here is how to do it!

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From an environmental perspective, solar power is the best thing going. A 1.5 kilowatt PV system will keep more than 110,000 pounds of carbon dioxide,

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France law requires new rooftops to be topped with solar panels or plants - WTF fun facts| See more DIY projects/lifehacks here

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Solar panels are cheap, and due to improvements in manufacturing, economies of scale and other factors, they are getting even cheaper. But, that leaves most of us with the problem of where to put them. While solar panels are easy to come by, land and roof space to put them on is not. If fact, it is quite the opposite; solar panels get cheaper while property prices increase. The results of the new and original concept presented here are astonishing. After performing this experiment we'll…

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Floating Island -- I particularly love the underwater viewing deck and the fact that it's covered with solar panels. Want!

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