Solar Company Solar Reserve – ( TeK-THinK ) SolarReserve, a leading developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal energy storage technology, is definitely changing the way we generate electricity around the world. As renewable energy penetration grows, the need for utility-scale renewable generation with storage technology is increasingly important to mitigate intermittency […]

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Clean Solar Energy from the Desert ( TeK-THinK) When we talk about solar energy and it’s potential to change the world if we only had enough of it installed, the conversation usually turns to the deserts of the world. Talk about solar energy potential on land that is not much good for anything other than […]

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Follow the Sun ( Tek-THinK) Today solar pv systems that are actually in commercial use have efficiencies on average of about 15 to 18%. If you add a concentrating solar lens and the ability to track the sun these efficiencies go up sometimes well over 50% or even 70% if you combine removing the excess […]

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Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Dish Design   – (TeK-THinK) – What did the state of the art concentrated solar thermal dish technology look like in the early 1980’s? How different is it from the dishes of today? This retro video highlights to CSP Vanguard solar thermal dish.

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DIY Concentrated Solar Thermal Projects for Kids ( TeK-THinK) Here are some great concentrated solar thermal projects for your kids. Make sure you supervise them and participate because learning about solar is fun for everyone right?

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Homemade Concentrated Solar Thermal Fresnel Lens ( Tek-THink) Here is a great video from the folks at Green Power Science. This time they are using a homemade backyard lens with a solar tracking system. Five solar pv cells provide the signal keep the lens aligned so that the focal point is being provided with maximum […]

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Ever wondered how a concentrated solar thermal power tower works? How about how do you manage to store energy when the sun is shining and turn it into clean electricity after the sun goes down? Good questions and it turns out the answers are much simpler than you may imagine and the technology is available […]

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Parabolic Trough Concentrated Solar Power Technology ( TeK-THinK ) – This video was done by US Digital and highlights Skyfuel’s CSP SkyTrough technology ReflecTech which uses the US Digital T7 Inclinometer to track the sun. Skyfuel specializes in concentrated solar power ( CSP) technology. They design and manufacture high performance, low cost parabolic trough concentrating solar […]

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Concentrated Solar Power with Storage CSP+ ( TeK-THink ) – This video explores and explains the Gemasolar solar thermal tower power plant near Seville, Spain. Gemasolar was the first Concentrated Solar Thermal Power to include a molten salt storage system to allow the plant to produce energy 24 hours per day.

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Solar Death Ray ( Tek-THink) This guy ( Ray, no wait that cant be right ) narrates the video which shows how to make a water based solar thermal focus device ( known as an aqua lens ) that will quickly light wood on fire. This will be very useful if I find myself on […]

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