Sunflower solar panels provide electricity & heat to remote locations
20 October 2014
Airlight energy and IBM research have announced plans to bring affordable sunflower-shaped solar panels that provide remote locations with electricity and heat, to the market by 2017.
As a branch of airlight, dsolar’s “high concentration photovoltaic thermal” (HCPVT) system concentrates the sun’s radiation 2,000 times and converts 80% of it into useful resources. The 12 kilowatts of electrical power and 20kw of heat generated is enough to supply several average homes, which makes it ideal for those in isolated areas.
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