In Pictures: 13 things to do with the sun besides getting a tan

How technology is bringing out the best and the oh-so utterly worst in solar innovation

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Race car One can contemplate the world of professional GT car racing giving way to solar-powered vehicles, but it’s not a pleasant sight. Aston Martin Racing is only proposing to use solar panels, from partner Hanergy Global Solar Power, to run the mandatory air-conditioning systems in its Vantage series line (shown: Vantage GTE), instead of drawing power from the engine or battery. Of course, James Bond didn’t need no stinking solar panels in the Aston Martin DB5. Heck, it probably didn’t even have air conditioning.

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