Sepp Hasslberger: “Plonkable” Concentrated Solar Into Electricity On the Spot?

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Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Concentrated solar uses the energy-rich infrared band of solar radiation and it has great promise, but it depends on simple and cheap tech being developed to capture and convert that heat to electricity.

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“We are developing plonkable heliostats. Plonkable means that from factory to installation you can just drop them down on to the ground and they work.” So no costly cement, no highly-trained workforce, no wires, just two workers to lay out the steel frames on the ground and a streetlight-style central tower.