Using solar panels as a camera #CelebratePhotography #SolarPower

Solar panels 1

This data scientist is able to create some awesome images using his solar panels.

Via BoingBoing:

Jeroen Boeye is a data scientist who was parsing the power output of his panels, and noticed that they were influenced — as you’d expect — by the trees near his house, which got in the way of direct sunlight.

That made him wonder: Could you use the solar panels’ output as an imaging signal? Or rather, can you use your panels to effectively take a photograph of the world around it?

Turns out you can! After some very clever crunching of his data using R, Boeye produced this dataviz

Panel output raw

Trees raw

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