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IBM “Sunflowers” to Supply Off-Grid Energy, Water and Cooling

Written by on October 9, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
IBM “Sunflowers” to Supply Off-Grid Energy, Water and Cooling

The creators of a new thermal photovoltaic system adaptation could provide up to 40 liters (10 gallons) of drinkable water per square meter of receiver area per day, with a large, multi-dish installation theoretically able to provide enough water for an entire small town.

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World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Project Now Capable Of Providing Clean Energy To 140,000 Homes

Written by on February 18, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Project Now Capable Of Providing Clean Energy To 140,000 Homes

Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun’s light to the top of 459-foot towers and you have the world’s biggest solar power plant. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now operational and delivering solar electricity. At full capacity, the system produces a gross total of 392 megawatts (MW) of solar power, enough electricity to provide 140,000 homes with clean energy. Scientists at Stanford University have recently improved the efficiency of a revolutionary solar cell by around 100 times.

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