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18-09-2008 Sheila the Solar Queen

Architect Sheila Kennedy’s new solar energy device works like the photovoltaic cells in solar panels but are membrane like surfaces, able to be draped like curtains or used to cover walls or roofs. The Solar Textiles absorb light, converting it into energy, changing the

way buildings receive and distribute energy. As principal architect of Kennedy and Violich Architecture in Boston, as well as a lecturer at MIT, Sheila Kennedy is an expert in solar cell technology. She used 3D modeling software to design her Solar Textiles, which are sure to impact greatly on the

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energy efficient world.



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