11/26/2012

B.torics Spherical Solar Energy Generator


André Brobel of B studio of Barcelona has design an innovative new spherical glass solar energy generator called B.torics.  The system has been developed to offer a full integrated building solution with high efficient solar energy generation.  The simple optic system is able to concentrate sunlight up to 10 times.  This allows the use of multiple technologies, such as concentrated solar power with photovoltaics or thermal applications.




The project uses the advantageous strategy of implementing a ball lens and specific geometrical structure to improve energy efficiency by 35%.  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 concept has capabilities that concentrates diffused daylight or moonlight for a more effective site context application.