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GreenSun Solar Cells Generate Energy From Indirect Light

 - Sep 19, 2009   Updated: Jul 7 2011
References: green-sun & ecofriend
A new solar technology startup out of Tel Aviv named GreenSun Energy has developed a panel which can create energy from indirect sunlight. The panels require 80% less silicon, making them much more cost effective, although less energy efficient (for now) than normal solar panels.

The GreenSun creation not only allows for a variety of placement areas for the panels, but the colors make the semi-solar strips more aesthetically pleasing.

Implications - The development of alternative forms of energy has been one of the central issues at the core of the environmental movement. This stems from the over-dependence on oil and the associated carbon emissions. Companies that can find ways to create products that use alternative energy will be poised to attract a growing group of eco-minded individuals.