31 Aug '14, 7am

Who needs solar power when you can just use the moon:

The cost, in money, time, and effort, to make the glass sphere alone makes me question the cost effectiveness of something like this. Something you could compare it to in difficulty is a giant telescope. When you start having curved glass at that size you run the major risk of it cracking or warming under its own weight, and when the smallest warp ruins its effectiveness to focus light you have to handle with extreme care. To me it appears that the only thing changing on this compared to conventional solar panels is that the sphere is able to focus the sun more effectively, 35% apparently. But if it costs 200% more than people on a budget will almost always opt for the 3 panels that together will generate more power, than the lone sphere. This being said it may not be made out of glass at all. And if it is they may be looking into alternative materials to lower the cost.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/rawlemon%E2%80%99s-spherical-solar-e...

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