Gallery: Airlight Concentrating Solar Power Troughs Combine Concrete Wi...

Concentrating solar power (CSP) is slowly gaining traction as a viable base load power source and this new design from Swiss firm Airlight Energy is a wonderful example of what the future of monolithic solar troughs could look like. Made from precast concrete and flexible pneumatic mirrors, Airlight's CSP troughs are both heavy-duty and super-light. After a few years of research & development, the firm is set to commercialize their technology anywhere in the world by making use of local materials and labor for the trough base. By inflating their special air pillow mirror, they can achieve a near perfect parabolic trough with higher solar concentrations at a much lower cost than traditional mirror technology.

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1 Comment

  1. Joe Eric February 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

    The only one thing that every one has to remember is to make use of solar energy and should implement the latest technical issues related to the solar panels……

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