Giant solar marbles convert sunlight and moonlight into electricity9/19/2012
Want to go green but just can't stand the look of those horrible solar panels? Behold architect André Broessel's mesmerizing sun-tracking, rotating glass globes, intriguingly named ß.torics (pronounced "beta torics"). Looking like art you'd happily install in your garden, these giant marbles do serious work; harvesting energy from the sun and moon and concentrating it up to 10,000 times — that's 35 percent more efficient than the shiny black cells used in solar panels — to turn it into electricity. For extra coolness, Broessel's Barcelona-based company, Rawlemon, engineered the orbs to be incorporated into the design of building exteriors. [Source]
Would you rather have solar panels or these giant marbles powering your home?