The world's five coolest solar projects

Will Nichols
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Office blocks, bridges and canals have all been transformed by solar systems

As the global solar PV market breaks through the 100GW milestone, solar technologies are now firmly established as a mainstream option for businesses and householders alike.

One of the many benefits of solar technology is its flexibility, which has helped architects adapt the technology into increasingly weird and wonderful structures.

From canals to office blocks to what may be the world's largest apology, BusinessGreen celebrates the solar industry's success by casting an eye over some of the planet's most innovative solar projects.

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