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04/26/2013

Roof-mounted solar panels that follow the sun

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    Instead of the conventional roof-mounted solar panels, the new design concept will feature a flexible, solar cell-embedded façade able to move with the sun and shift positions for maximum energy efficiency.
    The façade of the house will made up of a network of textile strips embedded with photovoltaic cells. With its two axis solar tracking system, the façade will be able to move to follow the sun and gather the maximum amount of energy. The flexible façade will also be altered to create shade in the summer and allow light in during the winter. In addition, the moving façade will also create different shade patterns and views, incorporating the movement into part of the architecture.
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