I was reading the the Go Green Solar blog and was really fascinated by their recent post about a solar plant. Imagine if we took solar panels and shaped them as leaves or other things. Kinda like the cell phone towers that are made to look like plants. You could have one of these in your garden and use it to power your garden lights thus reducing your electricity bill.
"Unlike traditional solar cells which are crystalline based, the organic thin-film solar cell is composed of a flexible plastic substrate. The three companies that allied towards the development of the solar leaf prototype managed to improve the durability of the solar cell by sealing it between a very thin layer of plastic."