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Solarfun SolarIris BIPV modules – more appealing solar panels

By Damir Beciri
One Comment9 June 2010

solarfun-solaririsWe already wrote many articles regarding green architecture where most of the buildings used solar panels which, due to their looks and practicality and looks, mainly end up on the roofs. Chinese PV manufacturer Solarfun Power Holdings unveiled a new line of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) modules that could change the usual looks of solar panels… »

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Biomimicry of heliotropic plants – more efficient solar panels

By Damir Beciri
6 Comments30 May 2009

sunflowerslg005.jpgMany plants are heliotropic, gradually tilting towards the sun to optimize solar energy capture. Current sun-tracking solar panels involve the use of motors and electronic control systems, but we believe a biomimetic heliotropic solar panel can be created with the use of alternative materials and designs. Practically, the heliotropic solar panel could be useful in… »