A building that is being constructed in Southeastern Japan will be able to autonomously illuminate its interior for 4.6 hours every night just using God’s gift to Earth, the Sun. Sections of walls in the building will be composed of “a new building material that contain super-thin, transparent solar panels and as many as 320 light-emitting diodes that release whitish-blue light at night.? The material, which converts about 7% of solar energy into electricity, is a joint venture between Sharp and construction company Shimzu.

Solar Powered Walls [Treehugger]

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."