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Rawlemon’s Spherical Solar Energy-Generating Globes Can Even Harvest Energy from Moonlight

Rawlemon’s Spherical Solar Energy-Generating Globes Can Even Harvest Energy from Moonlight
The solar energy designers at Rawlemon have created a spherical, sun-tracking glass globe that is able to concentrate sunlight (and moonlight) up to 10,000 times. The company claims that its ß.torics system is 35% more efficient than traditional dual-axis photovoltaic designs, and the fully rotational, weatherproof sphere is even capable of harvesting electricity from moonlight. The ß.torics system was invented by Barcelona-based German Architect André Broessel. He sought to create a solar system that could be embedded in the walls of buildings so that they may act as both windows and energy generators. The spheres are able to concentrate diffused moonlight into a steady source of energy. + Rawlemon Via Designboom Related:  Solaire

Giant Marble Harvests 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 and, according to the designers, is able to collect not just sunlight but moonlight as well. The Rawlemon project revolves around a weatherproof sphere that's 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 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. via Design Boom and Inhabitat Credit: Andre Rawlemon ANALYSIS: Solar Panels Light Up the NFL

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INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Improvised Water Filter By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template photo from AFR 64-4, Figure 19-15, page 189 A variety of events can contaminate ordinary, working sources of water. For example, rainstorms, or even worse, hurricanes, can pollute tap-water that is normally clean. The figure above illustrates a three-stage water filter built out of a tripod and porous cloth. Projects such as this water filter can also make for great fun on family outings and camping trips. Anyone have experience with filters similar to this one? © 2012, John A.

Up on the Roof By Michael Brune, Sierra Club’s Executive Director Let me start with a confession: I’m the executive director of the country’s largest environmental organization, and I don’t have solar panels on my roof. Now wait a minute. Before you judge, I do have a few justifications. Until now. Last year, the Sierra Club ran a pilot program in California to spread the news to our members and supporters that there’s never been a better time to add solar panels to their roofs. Our pilot program was successful enough that we’re expanding it to seven states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York. But the economics are far from the only reason you should check out solar leasing. If you’re interested in being a part of the Sierra Club’s program, the first step is to do what I did: Request a solariQuote. Once you supply some data on your utility bills, you can find out exactly how much you can expect to save (based on the plan you choose). Related Stories:

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