Utility companies, in an effort to provide more carbon-free power, have learned to diversify their power-power generating facilities. Instead of the power grid being supplied by a single source, many different sources come together to provide power for the whole grid. Solar power is one of these sources, but has …
Agriculture has always relied on sunlight and water, that’s a known fact since the birth of civilization. A project initiated in Upper Egypt uses sunlight to extract water from arid land, seeking to replace diesel generators that have traditionally been used.
Large mirror arrays that concentrate light on a tank have been made before, but now a team at the MIT has designed a system that simplifies what has been done before and also makes it cheap for concentrated solar power to enter our homes, rivaling the price of coal.
IBM is seemingly more and more concerned about green technologies, and now invests in a project that can solve the problem of cooling solar cells that would otherwise be hard to use because of the high temperatures they’re exposed to (120°C), aka concentrated photovoltaics.
A new record for concentrated photovoltaics efficiency has been broken by Solar Junction, the same company that announced a 41.4% efficiency in February. The new score is 43.5% and their multi-junction solar cells can be produced right away.
Abengoa Solar and E.ON Climate & Renewables have teamed up to build two 50MW concentrating solar power plants in Spain. With a …
Stirling engines become more and more used and promoted among alternative energy circles. The interesting fact with them is that they can be fueled by any source of heat, and the cleaner the source is, the better the stirling engine does to the environment.