solar-thermal energy

CSIRO Solar Thermal Plant Sets World Record with Solar-Generated Supercritical Steam

CSIRO Solar Thermal Plant Sets World Record with Solar-Generated Supercritical Steam

In what is being described as a major breakthrough for renewable energy, researchers at Australia's national science agency just set a world record by using solar power to generate supercritical steam at

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Israel Announces Plans for 121 MW Solar Power Station in the Negev Desert

Israel Announces Plans for 121 MW Solar Power Station in the Negev Desert

Israel is blessed with abundant sunshine and has long been a pioneer in solar energy. With construction starting in early 2014 on a 121 Megawatt solar power station, the country will be taking a big step

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World’s Largest Solar Thermal Energy Plant Opens in California

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Energy Plant Opens in California

The much-anticipated Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System just kicked into action in California's Mojave Desert. The 3,500 acre facility is the world's largest solar thermal energy plant, and it has

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Reed Residence: A Zero-Energy Mountain Retreat in Colorado Made From Reclaimed Wood

Reed Residence: A Zero-Energy Mountain Retreat in Colorado Made From Reclaimed Wood

Located in Colorado’s Elkins Meadow (US), the Reed Residence is a zero-energy cozy shelter for a family of four. Half of the roof is clad with sun-gathering panels and the other half is a luscious green

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Airlight Concentrating Solar Power Troughs Combine Concrete With Super Light Pneumatic Mirrors

Airlight Concentrating Solar Power Troughs Combine Concrete With Super Light Pneumatic Mirrors

Airlight Energy began developing its concentrating solar power troughs back in 2007 and has also been working on concentrating photovoltaics, which they recently finished testing. Both their CSP and CPV

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Google Ups Research & Development to Make Solar Cheaper than Coal

Google Ups Research & Development to Make Solar Cheaper than Coal

It's no mystery that Google is an internet powerhouse, but within the last couple of years, they have expanded their efforts to make big changes in the way we power our homes and cities. Their goal? To

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Thermo-Chemical Solar Energy is Efficient and Indefinitely Storable

Thermo-Chemical Solar Energy is Efficient and Indefinitely Storable

While we've figured out ways to capture light and heat from the sun, solar technology is still far from perfected. Photovoltaic cells and solar-thermal systems are a good start, but researchers at MIT are

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Photovoltaic Solar Hot Water Panels Reap Multiple Benefits

Photovoltaic Solar Hot Water Panels Reap Multiple Benefits

Solar panel manufacturer Solimpeks is offering a hybrid solar panel that is capable of providing both electricity and water heating from the same panel. The panels are ideal for applications where there

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A Unique Solar Powered Community in Canada

A Unique Solar Powered Community in Canada

The Drake Landing Solar Community is the first solar powered community of North America. Located in the town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, the project sets a wonderful example of how every household can

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World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Coming To CA Mojave Desert

World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Coming To CA Mojave Desert

With California utilities expanding rapidly into renewables, the Mojave Desert is one of the hottest spots for solar energy. Last year, plans for the world's largest solar array got underway in this ideal

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