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Solar panels as a porch cover. (Allow light to filter through and collect both direct and reflected light.)

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Selecting a Solar Electric System for our Homestead

Thinking about living off the grid? This post explains how we went about selecting our solar electric system, considering factors such as cost of a photovoltaic system, and how much energy we use on a daily basis. | Homestead Honey

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The Solaris Sun Shade is a solar-powered umbrella concept that provides shade while powering a laptop and other gadgets - using solar energy to create new work and leisure spaces with the sun. Designed by José Vicente, the system is equipped with photovoltaic panels that allow users to charge their electronics with clean, renewable energy from the sun while sitting at a beach, park or outdoor cafe.

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V3Solar's spinning solar cells generate 20 times more electricity than flat photovoltaics

V3Solar's Spinning Cone-Shaped Solar Cells Generate 20 Times More Electricity Than Flat Photovoltaics | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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