You think the reason more people don’t switch to solar is because it’s expensive and, well, takes effort? Nope, turns out it’s just a fashion thing. At least, that’s the theory behind multi-national Kyocera’s solar panels, which masquerade as common roof tiles. (Special thanks to Phil, stuck in snowy Boston, for pointing this one out.)
Using a somewhat less subtle approach, an Australian company is moving forward with plans to build a 3,280-foot-high solar tower. Proponents say the tower will power 200,000 homes, and they’ve just purchased a 25,000-acre sheep farm to host it. Let the sun shine in.