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The “Solar Ark” by Sanyo is a 630 kW solar energy-collecting building built using over 5,000 solar panel rejects that were rescued from the scrap pile. Located in Gifu, Japan, the Solar Ark generates over 500,000 kWh of energy per year and it features more than 75,000 red, green and blue computer-controlled LEDs lit up between the PV panels of The Solar Ark’s 315 meter (1033 foot) long façade. Very cool example of renewable energy practice mixed with recycling and repurposing.

Sanyo Solar Ark – Link, [via]