Gallery: IBM Solar Collector Harnesses the Power of 2,000 Suns


A team of IBM researchers is working on a solar concentrating dish that will be able to collect 80% of incoming sunlight and convert it to useful energy. The High Concentration Photovoltaic Thermal system will be able to concentrate the power of 2,000 suns while delivering fresh water and cool air wherever it is built. As an added bonus, IBM states that the system would be just one third the cost third of current comparable technologies.

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  1. User1 April 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Another amazing futureenergy! Bring on futureenergies.

  2. Arut Chelvan April 26, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Miracle & amazing to note that cost cutting i.e.10cents /kwh
    pl let me know when are you going to inroduce in INDIA.
    Have a grat day!

  3. April 26, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Sounds like we are finally seeing Solar solutions that are viable. I wanted to install Solar when building my house but at the time, the efficiency was too low and the life of the panels too short where over time the efficiency decreases. I would be interested to see figures of lifespan expectations and costs. I would love to add something like this to my place in Zurich.

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