With automated, movable walls that help control the home's climate, Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus shows the way we'll live in the future.
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A 9-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system with silicon wafers mounted between transparent glass plates, so some sunlight passes through the panel, reflects off of the roof, and bounces to the back side of the wafer to generate additional electricity.

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