Rawlemon: Harvesting Sun and Moon Energy is about the Rawlemon project that revolves around a weatherproof sphere that’s designed to rotate and follow the sun (and Moon) across the sky. It’s so sensitive to light that at night, it also harvests moonlight and convert that into electricity.
Andre Broessel, 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.
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Beta.ray 1.00 comes with a hybrid collector to convert daily electricity and thermal energy at the same time. While reducing the silicon cell area to 25% with the equivalent power output by using our ultra transmission Ball Lens point focusing concentrator, it operates at efficiency levels of nearly 57% in hybrid mode. At nighttime the Ball Lens can transform into a high-power lamp to illuminate your location, simply by using a few LED’s. The station is designed for off grid conditions as well as to supplement buildings’ consumption of electricity and thermal circuits like hot water.
Also, check out how efficient it is with this small demonstration.
Along with so many developments in solar power it is these things that will take our world into a better place. maybe in 25 years these will be commonplace in homes, on boats, and elsewhere.
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