German Team wins Solar Decathlon with solar covered house. The surface of this house is covered with solar cells: an 11.1-kW photovoltaic (PV) system made of 40 single-crystal silicon panels on the roof and about 250 thin-film copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) panels on the sides that are expected to produce an incredible 200% of the energy needed by the house. The house generated 19 kilowatts one day during test runs. solardecathlon.gov
The Xicui Entertainment Complex in Beijing, China. The glass curtain wall contains photovoltaic systems which collect solar energy during the day and use it to power an LED display at night. By Simone Giostra & Partners.
Modern solar light lamp for deck or backyard. Glass and river rock are from the dollar store, solar lights we can get anywhere. I got mine at Lowe's for $3.89. Nice affordable update. Cheap DIY project