01 Mar '12, 12pm

What’s the Best Solar Energy System for Your Home, Community, Business or Farm?

What’s the Best Solar Energy System for Your Home, Community, Business or Farm?

because of the billions of dollars involved and the tens of thousands of homes served with electricity, from one project. America’s first and the world’s largest CSP project is being completed near Tonapah in eastern Nevada. Technically, this highly efficient thermal energy system creates electricity with huge arrays of mirrors (flat, parabolic or troughs) that track and reflect sunlight onto a solar tower that heats fluid to over 1000 degrees F, creating steam that turns a generator, in turn creating electricity. SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes project of 10,000 mirrors has the capacity to generate 110 megawatts and will serve 75,000 homes. And due to an accompanying molten salt storage system, electricity can be delivered 24/7. Another example company is Brightsource Energy (CA) and here’s a video from the Dept of Energy on the technology:

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/01/what-is-solar-energy-...

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