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Solar Cooking

The Solar Bowl above the Solar Kitchen in Auroville, India concentrates sunlight on a movable receiver to produce steam for cooking.Solar cookers use sunlight for cooking, drying and pasteurization. Solar cooking offsets fuel costs, reduces demand for fuel or firewood, and improves air quality by reducing or removing a source of smoke.

The simplest type of […]

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Concentrated solar power (CSP) systems use lenses or mirrors to focus a large area of sunlight onto a small area. Electrical power is produced when the concentrated light is directed onto photovoltaic surfaces or used to heat a transfer fluid for a conventional power plant.

The History of CSP

Concentrated sunlight has been used to perform useful […]

Stirling Dish 500Mwatt Solar Energy Power Plant

This is a very good video that highlights the benefits of Stirling Solar dishes as well as explains the technology. This farm will fill 5 square miles of land near San Diego california.

U.S. Concentrated Solar Power 2009

Concentrating Solar Power

New U.S. concentrating solar power (CSP) facilities have been added in three of the last four years following 15 years of inactivity. Three new CSP facilities came online in 2009, the 5-MWac Sierra SunTower from eSolar, the 2-MWac Holaniku trough from Sopogy, and the 5-MWac Kimberlina linear Fresnel system from AREVA Solar (formerly […]

Arizona to Introduce Legislation to make it more Affordable for Schools to Install Solar Power Systems

Announcement of this new bill, the Solar Schools Act, came following a day-long tour that highlighted Tucson’s burgeoning solar industries, installations and research.

“School buildings are used most heavily during the day, during the same hours that solar energy generation is highest,” Giffords said. “Making it more cost-effective for schools to install solar-generating systems will lessen our […]

Boeing Licenses XR700 Solar Thermal Power Technology to Stirling Energy Systems

The Boeing Company  and Stirling Energy Systems have formed a strategic partnership to complete the commercialization and deployment of Boeing’s XR700 high-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar power technology. Through a licensing agreement with Boeing, SES has acquired the sole rights to develop, manufacture and deploy the HCPV product globally.

SES will lead the commercialization process, with Boeing providing […]

Solar Industry Statement on President’s FY2011 Budget

WASHINGTON, DC – Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Rhone Resch has released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s FY 2011 budget for the Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Program.

 “This budget conveys the administration’s commitment to the continued growth of the solar industry as we help put Americans back to work across […]

Tessera Solar & Sterling Energy Systems Celebrate Solar Thermal Plant Opening

Only four months after breaking ground, Tessera Solar and Stirling Energy Systems (SES) showcased the highly anticipated Maricopa Solar power plant at a special event for key partners, stakeholders and media. Maricopa Solar is the first commercial project for the SunCatcherTM concentrating solar power (CSP) technology designed and manufactured by SES. Joining in the celebration were […]

New SunCatcher power system unveiled at National Solar Thermal Test Facility

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Stirling Energy Systems (SES) and Tessera Solar recently unveiled four newly designed solar power collection dishes at Sandia National Laboratories’ National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF). Called SunCatchers™, the new dishes have a refined design that will be used in commercial-scale deployments of the units beginning this year.

“The four new dishes are […]

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