Solar Concentrators: Energy Innovation's Sunflower

This Wired Article has an excellent review of Bill Gross' new solar power company: Energy Innovations. They are using a solar concentrator design with a unique configuration of motors and ball bearings to keep the mirrors pointing properly while keeping down costs. The article includes considerable discussion of the economic issues - sales are still dependent on subsidies, but Gross feels they have the potential to be competitive for utility power in the long run.

Created: 2005-07-16 02:59:45 by Arthur Smith
Modified: 2005-07-16 03:01:15 by Arthur Smith