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This glass sphere might revolutionize solar power on Earth. This is 35% more efficient than current solar panels and is able to operate on cloudy days. It concentrates light by 10,000 times.

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from CNET

Sopogy thinks small to make megawatts of solar power

The Hawaiian companys micro concentrating solar power troughs shrink the basic design of equipment used in large-scale solar power plants.

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from CNET

Sopogy thinks small to make megawatts of solar power

The Hawaiian company's "micro concentrating solar power" troughs shrink the basic design of equipment used in large-scale solar power plants.

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from MIT Technology Review

How To Build a Solar Generator

Affordable solar power using auto parts could make this electricity source far more available.

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11MW PS10 solar power plant outside of Seville, Spain. World's first commercial concentrating solar tower gathers sunlight from 624 heliostat mirrors.

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This spherical solar collector is able to concentrate sunlight up to 10,000 times. But the really fantastic thing about this system is that it can also create power from moonlight, something that other solar power systems have not been able to promise.

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from TreeHugger

300,000 mirrors: World's largest thermal solar plant (377MW) under construction in the Mojave

Here's a shot that shows just how many mirrors are used. It's really amazing how big this is, and how much solar energy will be concentrated into that (relatively) small tower at the center.

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from TreeHugger

IBM solar collector magnifies sun by 2,000x (without cooking itself), costs 3x less than similar systems

Source: Original Post Date: March 2014 -  A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate ener

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