30 Aug '12, 2pm

Great tutorial about Çoncentrating Solar Power"

As part of the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, which aims to drive solar energy to be cost-competitive with other energy sources by 2020, Secretary Steven Chu announced new investments totaling $10 million USD over five years for two university-led projects to advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies. CSP technologies use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat that can be used to produce electricity. Heat transfer fluids are a key component of CSP systems that transfer heat from a receiver to the point where the heat is needed to drive a turbine. The investments announced today aim to dramatically improve heat transfer fluids, increasing their efficiency and lowering costs for CSP systems. "Advanced concentrating solar power systems represent a promising pathway for u...

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