Cylindrical solar cells designed for flat roofs

10/7/2008 | · Wired magazine

Innovative cylindrical solar energy panels are designed for flat roofs, and do not have to be angled towards the sun's rays during installation. "With a cylinder, we are collecting light from all angles, even collecting diffuse light," said Chris Gronet, CEO at California-based Solyndra. The company estimates the cylindrical panels convert as much as 14% of the sunlight that hits them to electricity.

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