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Solar Powered Stirling Engine Technology Breaks Efficiency Records

20130117 035424 300x193 Solar Powered Stirling Engine Technology Breaks Efficiency RecordsRipasso Energy, a solar technology company based in Sweden, has designed a Solar stirling dish modules that set a new efficiency world record of 32%.

The dish modules convert sunlight in most climates, however they have proven to be most effective in hot and dry climates, where the system converts one third of the solar energy into electricity.

This type of technology has shown to have quite a number of advantages over other types of solar power sources, however Ripasso Energy reports that there is not much commercial development.

The energy solution presented by the company does not require central turbines or DC/AC converters. This allows a step-by-step implementation with generation starting from the first functional unit.

This technology combines both low environmental impact and low Levelized Cost of Energy, making it very compatitive with all alternative electrical enetgy technologies. As stated by Carl Ohlen, Marketing & Sales Director of Ripasso Energy is certain that the best solar conditions for the solar stirling dishes are met in parts of MENA, South Africa and Chile, where LCOE levels of less than 0.1 Euro per Kwh for a 30 MW plant can be obtained.

Considering that recent reports and negotiations point towards the need to reduce carbon emissions, the Ripasso Energy Stirling Dish might just provide the solution.

The company first power plant is under construction in South Africa. They hope that this technology will become a large part of future energy development.

You can too build such technology at home, check it out.

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Mila is a researcher and scientist with a great passion for soils, rocks, plants, water and all environment-related aspects of our surroundings. For the past 10 years, during the course of her educational and professional development, she travelled all over Europe, Africa and Asia, driven by her passion for the environment and urge to seek challenges.


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