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Revolutionary glass building blocks generate their own solar energy

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 18, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Tafline Laylin) last modified Aug 17, 2017

There's a new building block in town, and it generates its own clean energy. Researchers from Exeter University developed revolutionary new glass blocks that are embedded with small solar cells. Not only do the blocks generate energy, but they also provide thermal insulation and allow natural light to enter buildings. Called Solar Squared, the blocks are embedded with an array of optical elements that focus sunlight on tiny solar cells - during the manufacture process. The design ensures...





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