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New efficiency world record of Ripasso Energy gives lowest cost for Dish Stirling solar power

New efficiency world record of Ripasso Energy gives lowest cost for Dish Stirling solar power | Solar Keeping Fossil Carbon Buried | Scoop.it

Abu Dhabi, World Future Energy Summit, January 15, 2012
Ripasso Energy, a solar technology provider based in Sweden, has demonstrated a new solar-to-grid-quality-electricity efficiency world record of 32 % for 30 kW Stirling dish modules in Upington, South Africa at an ambient temperature of above 28C.
The Ripasso Energy Stirling Dish technology is especially suited for arid and hot climate in the “sun belt” when one third of the solar energy directly is converted to three-phase electricity through a heat engine driving a rotating generator and without any need for water cooling.


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For big swaths of the world, Ripasso Energy's Solar / Sterling engine technology would be highly desirable. It uses almost no water and is relatively efficient. It is based on established technologies. It is modularized, available in increments as small as 30 kW. In more developed locations with adequate insolation, it could still become the desirable technology because of its low water use, given that cooling water for electricity production is the biggest consumer of water in most developed countries.

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A Solar Dish That Makes Electricity And Fresh Water

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It's not exactly a solar panel. It's more like a solar dish. And not only does it generate electricity, it makes water, too. Researchers at companies

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Solar Dish Generates Power... And Fresh Water

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It looks a little different from the solar panels we're used to seeing - and it works a little differently, too. This solar energy-capturing dish produces electricity, just like a standard solar array.

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Solar Dish Pulls In Power of 2,000 Suns : DNews

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A solar power plant that looks like a satellite dish can make electricity while providing water at the same time.

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Global CPV Setting Up For Explosive Growth - CleanTechnica

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Global CPV Setting Up For Explosive Growth
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Because of 2 axis tracking it becomes important to avoid shading issues, so the fraction of the sunlight actually intercepted by the system isn't so high.
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Saving Fossils with Sunlight

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Woodstoves are great when there is not enough sun incold winter minths!

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New Solar Stirling Dish Efficiency Record Of 32% Set

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A new efficiency world record of 32% has been set for 30kW Solar Stirling dish modules by Ripasso Energy, a solar technology provider based in Sweden.

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IBM solar dish produces heat and power | MIT Technology Review

IBM solar dish produces heat and power | MIT Technology Review | Solar Keeping Fossil Carbon Buried | Scoop.it
IBM Researchers build solar concentrator that generates electricity and enough heat for desalination or cooling.

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Global Warming: How to Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit – Part 1 - OB Rag

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Global Warming: How to Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit – Part 1
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Other solar energy producing technologies make use of concentrated solar power.
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