spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon
 
spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon
aug 25, 2012

spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon

spherical glass solar energy generator by andre rawlemon

 

 

german born, barcelona-based architect andré broessel has sent us images of his latest development of a spherical glass solar energy generator. the project uses the advantageous strategy of implementing a ball lens and specific geometrical structure to improve energy efficiency by 35%. in contrast to its traditional photo-voltaic ‘dual-axis’ counterparts, the device incorporates a fully rotational weatherproof natural optical tracking device that is adequate for functioning on inclined surfaces and curtain walls, empowering any building surface. the new solar generating concept has capabilities that concentrate diffused daylight or moonlight for a more effective site context application.

 

 

spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon left: first prototype with dual axis tracking system and triple junction cells right: second prototype including multiple ball lenses with dual axis tracking system and triple junction cells

 

 

spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon left: second prototype showing light transmission through 3 ball lenses right: second prototype showing performance in different light diffusion situations 

 

 

spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon third prototype water filled ready for measuring multiple PV cells concepts and thermal energy

 

 

spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon measuring the focal point temperature and the radiation intensity

 

spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon

 

 

spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon moonlight study of concentrated light arriving to solar cell

 

 

spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon measuring the focal plane of a ball lens

 

 

spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon left: set up of the 6 axis precision measurement instrument right: set up for the direct beam measurement system

 

 

spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon comparison of the different existing solar energy providers

 

 

spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemon render of the solar generator in context for building application

 

 

spherical glass solar energy generator by rawlemondifferent application context

 

 

  • One concept seemingly absent from above comments is the dual charm: that it can contribute to the electric needs of architecture is excellent, but what elevates further that excellence is the addition of aesthetics. Think about it. Conventional p.v. generators offer at best a raw, mechanistic character; this sphere elevates the building’s aesthetic, both external and internal, to excellent art. The concept has other architectural applications. I look forward experiencing one.

    elmadagdale
  • Oh my! This is really incredible! Solar energy rules!

    daisy liddell
  • good work…for change the world…keep it up

    usman ghani cheema barcelona
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