Gallery: MIT’s Revolutionary New Concentrated Solar Array

 
MIT's Solar Concentrating Glass

Researchers at MIT recently revealed a cutting-edge solar technology that promises a “tenfold increase in the amount of power converted by solar cells.” The development utilizes dye-glazed glass panels to capture and concentrate sunlight and then transfer it to an edge-aligned framework of photovoltaic cells. The resulting system uses cheap and readily available materials, is easy to manufacture, and modular systems can even be layered over existing photovoltaic systems to effectively double their energy efficiency for a minimal additional cost.

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  1. craftthefuture July 23, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    I vote we start a waiting list for all those folks who’d sign up for a panel or two. Maybe they’ll be available sooner if the developers are aware of their ‘willing market’.

  2. ronzorelli July 15, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Very cool!

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