The Solar Ark

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This innovative building, built by Sanyo in Japan, not only collects an impressive amount of energy from the sun, it also functions like a giant lite-brite.

The World’s Coolest Solar Collecting Building? Ecoble 1/7/08

“The so-called Solar Ark has over 5,000 active solar panels generating over 500,000 KWh of environmentally friendly energy. Nearly 500 multi-colored lighting units placed between the various solar panels can be activated to create a variety of shapes and letters on the sides of this enormous structure.”

More on the Solar Ark here.

And check out a live display of solar energy created at Yale here.

More info about Yale’s solar energy system here and read about Yale’s solar racing car here.

Posted by Chris

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