Homemade Parabolic Solar Collector ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
The suns rays are everywhere around us during the day and we tend to take it for granted that the sun will provide light and heat to planet earth forever, still a really good assumption. Then why is it that we have not realized until now how much energy is available for use from the sun? I guess because it was easier and cheaper to burn ancient coal and gas to power our economies and civilizations.
This thinking is starting to change and inventors everywhere are working on harvesting this energy in the best way. This video shows the first test of a parabolic solar thermal collector by a clean energy enthusiast.
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About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.