Spherical Solar Energy Generator ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
According to German architect André Broessel, the inventor of this solar technology, this device is 35% more efficient than current solar panels and is able to operate on cloudy days. It concentrates light by 10,000 times and when directed onto solar pv cells this equates to a large improvement in energy production.
The spherical ball of glass collects the sun’s rays even on cloudy days and focuses them to a point where the high energy density can be used. As with all clean energy technology the costs of the hardware versus the energy produced is always a factor we strive to not just compete with fossil fuels develop a cheaper and sustainable energy source for the world.
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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.