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A concentrated power boost for solar energy

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Concentrating solar power, which has been around for decades, is one of the most promising techniques being tried today to make solar electricity more cost effective. The concept is simply to focus light in order to boost electricity output. But there's a wide disparity in the types of solar concentrators being built, from utility-scale solar thermal projects to specialized photovoltaic solar panels that could one day go on a homeowner's roof.
    In this FAQ, we will specifically discuss concentrating photovoltaics, a design being pursued by a number of solar companies seeking to lower the cost per kilowatt the sun can deliver.

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