We are all used to solar being a serious industry, with discussions on obscure technologies and business models being the focus most of the time.
But it looks like solar has a more colorful side as well.
Here is an interesting blog post from Weird Gallery on interesting, sometimes awesome and sometimes plain crazy things that are being done using solar panels
Interesting ideas include transporting solar panels into space for non-stop solar power, colorful ideas include solar bikini and the like and some really weird ideas (?) ideas include someone actually MARRYING a solar panel.
Now, don’t ask me how someone can marry a solar panel! See these for yourself in the set of video collections at this page:
Weird & Crazy Stuff from Solar
Many of the weird things might not of course work out in practice. But there are some innovative/attractive solar ideas that could see the light of commercial day soon; check out some of these:
Five ideas that will change solar energy
Material that enables making of ultra-thin solar cells
Plastic bags repurposed into solar powered schoolbags
Sunflower solar harvester provides power and water
See also: Suncyclopedia, the Solar Encyclopedia