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Here Comes the Sun! 12 Insanely Futuristic Solar Power Designs

By Becky Ferreira Oct 8, 2013

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t's crazy that in the 21st Century, we're still running on non-renewable power that muddies the skies and gut-punches the planet. What's even crazier is that we have a giant star — a super-powerful nuclear fusion reactor — hanging out only a few billion miles away. The sun emits more than enough energy to power human civilization, but solar panels have been slow to evolve, and have a reputation for being...ahem...devastatingly ugly.

Well, not anymore! Solar tech is undergoing a futuristic makeover across the world, as innovators, artists, and engineers design new ways to integrate clean energy into our lives. Check out our favorite examples of new solar designs — it's time to look on the sunny side of this exciting field!

Tags: technology, science, slideshows, the environment, solar power

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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