Clean Break: Germany's Switch to Renewables

By Osha Gray Davidson - 2012-11-15T16:07:17Z

Photograph by Osha Gray Davidson

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Reichstag Solar

Inside the Parliament building, the cone-shaped "light sculpture" is made of 360 mirrors, extending from the apex of the cupola down into the heart of the chamber 75 feet below. A bank of solar panels on the roof powers a swiveling metal shade that reduces glare by tracking the sun's path and filtering its harshest rays.

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