Sepp Hasslberger: IBM Solar Concentrates to 2000 Suns

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Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger’s insight: Some progress on concentrated solar thermal energy generation … coming from IBM this time.

IBM Solar Collector Concentrates Light with the Power of 2,000 Suns

A team of IBM researchers is working on a solar concentrating dish that will be able to collect 80% of incoming sunlight and convert it to useful energy.  The High Concentration Photovoltaic Thermal system will be able to concentrate the power of 2,000 suns while delivering fresh water and cool air wherever it is built.  As an added bonus, IBM states that the system would be just one third the cost third of current comparable technologies.

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