Gallery: The SunCatcher: Concentrating Solar Dishes Set Efficiency Reco...

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if the old magnifying glass on a sunny day trick could be used for good instead of evil? Well, meet the SunCatcher. Created by Stirling Energy Systems in collaboration with Tessera Solar, the SunCatcher is a parabolic dish composed entirely of precision mirrors. Following the sun from east to west, the SunCatcher squeezes every last drop of energy out of the sun’s rays by focusing the light onto its very own innovative and truly sustainable power conversion unit. Read on to find out how it works!

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  1. dcbrown February 24, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I don’t understand why they use hydrogen gas. Besides the combustibility, it’s the tiniest molecule around, so the engine will need more frequent re-gassing than if they had used some other gas. What am I missing?

  2. Lab Creates 3 Layered S... June 30, 2010 at 9:25 am

    […] rays and scientists are scrambling to find a way to increase that efficiency — using mirrors and even the shaping them like origami. Well, RoseStreet Labs might just have a solution – […]

  3. Bridgette Meinhold August 31, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I worked on this technology back in college and I think it’s got amazing potential, not only for large scale energy projects but for remote sites as well. The stirling engine is a great and efficient engine. Back in the day, my research focused on aligning the mirrors to maximize efficiency.

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