06 Jan '12, 8pm

marine solar cells – wave and solar power combined - The

marine solar cells – wave and solar power combined - The

Phil Pauley , founder of the design agency PAULEY, has a new concept for renewable power generation, the Marine Solar Cell. Marine Solar Cells (MSC) are hybrid solar and wave energy generators with the unique ability to generate photovoltaic solar power and wave energy from a single off shore system. The solar-wave units – which look a little like bobbing jellyfish – would capture wave energy through natural buoyancy displacement and solar energy through photovoltaic cells – with the added bonus of capturing reflected light off the ocean’s surface that could increase the device’s potential solar capture output by an estimated 20%. This design contrasts with conventional solar power installations and wave power designs which only harvest one form of power. Pauley envisions the installation of hundreds of low-cost solar-wave units in off-shore floating power arrays, generati...

Full article: http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/2012/01/06/marine-sola...

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