Sunball Solar Appliance

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While Sunball sounds like something you get after spending too much time in a Speedo, this is actually some sort of solar generator that pounds out lots of electricity for just about $1,600. It uses a high-efficiency solar cell, the kind used on the Mars rovers, and a Fresnel lens which concentrates the light onto a very small generating surface. It can even track the sun over time.

While it kind of looks like a bowl on a dog dish, this thing is supposed to save us all from immanent global warming, which is nice to know.

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