Part of the problem with solar panels is they’re so big; you have to have a large surface area to produce any respectable amount of power (yes, I could go on a tangent about how we need to be working for better efficiencies and low-power consumption, but that’s a topic for another post). Putting solar panels on a roof or a mast are good ways to "get them out of the way," but what about using them in other, more practical applications?
Now, you’ve even got the solar table, take a look.
- NJIT Researchers Develop Inexpensive, Easy Process To Produce Solar Panels
- Solar Shingles
- Solar Powered Mini Race Car
Not really solar, but green: