Solar Thermal Power Tower Debuts in U.S.

This week, eSolar debuted the first solar thermal power tower in the U.S., which they say is a step forward in technology and affordability.
August 9, 2009, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Dan Reicher, Director of Climate Change & Energy Initiatives for Google, spoke at the opening:

"Please understand the innovation of what you see before you today. eSolar has turned solar on its head: instead of deploying large and expensive mirrors, it uses small, cheap mirrors in mass quantities. Lots of mirrors need good software to track the sun, and we're intrigued about how ET meets IT (energy tech meets information tech). With this software now written it can take advantage of economies of scale of millions of mirrors and the motors that move them."

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Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 in Earth2Tech
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