Solar power turns on the heat

Watzman, Haim
May 1996
New Scientist;5/11/96, Vol. 150 Issue 2029, p21
Reports on Israeli researchers' testing of a prototype solar device that produces enough hot air from the sun's rays to drive the turbines of a 50 kilowatt power station. Limitations of existing solar collectors; Design of the solar collector; Concentration of solar rays by a funnel-shaped device; Peak-hour electricity demand in Israel; Potentials of the technology of providing cheap solar-generated electricity.


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