By Kira Heuer
We love technology, especially when a project has the potential to save our planet. German born, barcelona-based architect André Broessel gives us a glimpse of hope with his 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. Read more about the super sonic solar generator here!