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Stained Glass That Doubles As A Solar Power Source


A cathedral in Saskatoon, Saskatechewan recently installed stained glass windows embedded with solar panels that will connect to the local electrical grid. “Lux Gloria” is one of several large-scale glass installations created by Toronto-based artist Sarah Hall. The collection is designed to blend the aesthetics of hand-painted, colored glass with the Earth-saving functionality of solar panels.

The artwork has silver, trapezoidal solar cells of a various sizes sandwiched between layers of colored glass. To achieve the transparent, reflective effect, Hall added dichroic glass to the back of the panels.

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