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Cutting-edge Science Center in Lithuania is topped with solar panels

National Science and Innovation Center of Lithuania, science center, cantilever, Lithuania, LEED certification, Architects of Invention, green architecture, prefab, structural steel, renewable energy, solar power, solar panels

The Preface of the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex, first panel on left, and the first three pages of the Table. Image credit: University of California, Santa Barbara.


How To Build A Solar Panel DIY Power System reviewed. DIY solar panel

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Solar Forest Keeps Cars Cool And Juiced

A "solar forest" designed to charge electric cars with solar panels that follow the sun, and keep the cars below cool and shady. Genius.

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New Solar Panels That Work At Night

new solar power technology -- The nanoantennas are thus able to harvest energy both during daytime hours and into the early evening. Because they can take in energy from both sunlight and the earth’s heat, the nanoantennas have a much higher efficiency (and potential applicability) than conventional solar cells.

'Transparent Solar Panel' "Researchers at Michigan State University have created a solar panel that resembles typical glass, which can be placed on top of a window to collect solar energy, while still providing an unobstructed view. Called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator, the panel uses organic molecules made to absorb invisible wavelengths of light, such as ultraviolet and near infrared light." by KEVIN OHANNESSIAN

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Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

Revolutionary new solar windows can generate 50 times more energy than conventional photovoltaics

Sonumbra, an architectural textile that collects solar energy during the day and then gives it off at night. By Rachel Wingfield and Mathias Gmachl, for Loop, pH.