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Sky Trough is the most efficient solar concentrator

05/09/2010

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When it comes to producing solar power, efficiency is the key – efficiency of the panels, efficiency of the system’s collectors. A further factor to be taken into consideration is the efficiency of the solar concentration technology as SkyFuel claims.
Solar concentrators enjoy a growing share from the industry , due to their efficiency in providing cheap solar energy. By harnessing the sun’s energy, a solar concentrator can provide the necessary heat for dozens of homes and thus save electricity.
As such, the systems are more efficient than regular solar generators as captured power is not just converted into electricity. But according to SkyFuel, a U.S.-based company, their SkyTrough solar concentrator technology has a thermal efficiency of 350˚C (662 ˚F), which exceeds the standard by 73%.
This statement has been confirmed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which has certified the SkyTrough solar concentrator technology to have the highest efficiency in its class.

Via Inhabitat

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