Well this one is a bit futuristic but the idea of raising solar’s 20% efficiency is a dream many are chasing.

Solar-590x377This particular idea may be one that gets some traction if the conversion efficiency gains make it viable.  I’d love to have one of these powering my electric car. According to a recent report in Fast Company, the German architect touts his orb-like system as being 35 percent more efficient than a standard panel, doing even better when combined with a tool for tracking the sun.

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