We have heard of electricity generation from sunlight, but can you imagine harvesting power from moonlight? Solar energy designers at Rawlemon have gone a step ahead by creating a sun-tracking glass globe that can invest sunlight as well as moonlight up to 10,000 times.
Compared to the traditional dual-axis photovoltaic designs, the new ß.torics system is 35% more efficient. The greatest advantage of this weatherproof globe is that it can generate electricity from moonlight too!
Barcelona-based German Architect André Broessel has created the ß.torics system with the idea of embedding it in the walls of buildings so that it will act as both windows and energy generators.
It has noteworthy solar efficiency capabilities and its power to harvest electricity from lunar energy is said to be outstanding.
The globe is able to stream soft moonlight into an uninterrupted source of energy. We haven’t seen beautifully shaped solar power technologies so far, so now the futuristic ß.torics system should be an exception – thanks to its clean and beautiful design.
This optical system will combine multiple technologies like concentrated solar energy with photovoltaics or therma applications.
The energy-providing orbs could give hope for alternative building designs and substitute energy agendas in future.