Posts Tagged ‘lily pad’

Solar Lily Pads

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Water-lilies do it, so why shouldn’t we? In a beautiful example of biomimicry, Scottish architects have designed a series of lily pad-like photovoltaic cells that can float in Glasgow’s River Clyde like a string of giant Victoria amazonica leaves, soaking up solar energy and sending electricity to the city’s grid.