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Apr 13

The Spherical Sun Power Generator

Posted in Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar Power

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German Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created a spherical sun power generator prototype called the beta.ray. His technology will combine spherical geometry principles with a dual axis tracking system, allowing twice the yield of a conventional solar panel in a much smaller surface area. The futuristic design is fully rotational and is suitable for inclined surfaces, walls of buildings, and anywhere with access to the sky. It can even be used as an electric car charging station. Scroll down for photos and videos…

“The beta.ray comes with a hybrid collector to convert daily electricity and thermal energy at the same time. While reducing the silicon cell area to 25% with the equivalent power output by using our ultra transmission Ball Lens point focusing concentrator, it operates at efficiency levels of nearly 57% in hybrid mode. At nighttime the Ball Lens can transform into a high-power lamp to illuminate your location, simply by using a few LED’s. The station is designed for off grid conditions as well as to supplement buildings’ consumption of electricity and thermal circuits like hot water.”

How it works:

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The modular collector system charges and stores energy during daylight hours and can even collect energy from the moon during night hours:
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Suitability for conventional CPV and thermal power plants:
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Suitability for solar hybrid power plants with Rawlemon technologies:
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Electric Car Charging Station:
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More Photos:

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Watch the videos:


Visit the Rawlemon Website

What do you think? Does this technology have potential? Leave your comments below…

  • rollzone

    This effort at the “childhood” -‘magnifying glass in the sun to scorch insects’ approach, lacks only concentration mirroring. The next model may be dangerously fantastical.

  • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

    Love his passion! Great invention! Gotta get me one! Or more!

  • Evan C

    IT is a veryattractive unit, my question is if the price and physical size make it substantially more viable then conventional panels, in terms of output. PV cells can still only hit so much efficiency, no matter how much light is available, and there are so few on the unit compared to the amount of floor space of takes up.


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