IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2,000x (Without Cooking Itself), Costs 3x Less Than Similar Systems

Cleverly combining solar PV with solar thermal to reach 80% conversion efficiency Concentrating the sun’s ray onto solar photovoltaic (PV) modules requires walking the fine line between optimizing power output and not literally melting your very expensive super-high-efficiency solar cells. A team led by IBM Research seems to have…

 
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