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So long, solar

The changes in solar power are now happening apace, thanks to oil price rises and that little old thing called Global Climate Oblivion. James Lovelock on National Radio may be saying it's all too little too late but at least we'll have cool innovations to look at on the way to a fiery grave. Check out this new approach to solar power: embedded solar materials in a 'softhouse' by MIT.

Solar curtain - carries light into a building

Solar absorbing and transmitting fabric

Energy harvesting and transmitting surfaces