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ZenithSolar Creates Solar Generator with Incredible 72% Efficiency

by , 10/20/10

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Israel-based energy company ZenithSolar has broken records with its 3rd generation CHP solar energy generator (Solar Z20) that combines heat and power systems to create an incredible 72% solar conversion efficiency. According to Ezri Tarazi at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and Head of Tarazi Studio, the generator has reached record levels by using a “semi-parabolic optical mirror for collecting solar energy” to power the local community’s electric and hot water use.

The difference between the new 3rd generation generators and the 2nd generation generators is that the new model is a combined heat and power, concentrated PV and solar thermal system. What this means is that not only does the system convert solar energy into electricity, it also converts any heat captured in the mirror collectors into electrical and thermal power.

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The generators are installed in Kibbutz Yavne in Central Israel and provide hot water and power for the local community while also putting power back in to the back to the national grid. The system the most efficent in the world, and also produces the lowest cost per watt and best potential for energy system cost reduction as well as the highest efficiency in the field (+72%).

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3 Comments

  1. h0bbitat October 21, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Number of units
    16 Z20 units

    Applications
    Hot water replacing oil boiler.
    Electricity feed-in tariff.

    Produce
    Electric output = 70kWp
    Thermal output = 140kWp

    The field is integrated into a vineyard

  2. Octavio Astroza May 16, 2011 at 8:37 am

    How many KW is capable to generate each solar Z30 generator?

  3. mike nemeth October 21, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    It would be nice to see this technology adopted elsewhere. ZenithSolar appears to be one to watch.

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