Evacuated Collector Tube Technology is Very Mature. Keeping heated water for showering during the winter can be expensive, hence the introduction of evacuated tubes which works as standalone solar water heaters. These products are currently available in many stores, backed up by solid technology and routinely being used by homeowners to lower their yearly cash […]

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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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The Inverted Solar Thermal Tower ( TeK-THinK) The solar thermal tower that has received the most publicity both good and bad is the type that uses mirrors to focus a solar beam to a single point on the tower head behind which is a thermal engine to turn the heat into electricity.

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Morocco Solar Thermal Power Plant ( TeK-THinK) In Northern Africa, Morocco is building its first solar energy plant that will begin operating next 2015. The plant is part of a multi-billion-dollar project aimed at meeting the growing needs for energy in the kingdom.

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Solar Thermal Power Systems with Heat Storage ( TeK-THinK) For the technically minded ready and this probably everyone who gets this far into the Tek-THink world , here is one of the best graphical representation of a solar thermal power plant with energy storage.

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Solar Thermal Fresnel Lens (TeK-THinK)- ┬áRemember when projection TV’s where all the rage for people who didn’t mind dishing out $10,000 for a chance to stay at home and watch movies instead of going to the theatre and spending $ 10 dollars each for a ticket and popcorn? Maybe not but that is how I […]

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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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Solar Thermal Hot Water Heater ( TeK-TH!nk.com) This video provides a great comparison of solar thermal hot water heater design between a copper tube based system and a CPVC pipe design. The author and designer shows us the difference in physical layout and materials, as well as performance. The older, more common design uses copper […]

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DIY Solar Cooker ( TeK-THink ) – There are lots of designs for solar cookers using old satellite dishes. The dishes are designed to reflect radio waves or electromagnetic radiation to a focal point so it should be too much of a surprise to find that it does the same to the suns rays. This […]

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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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