Tech > Technology

Company claims breakthrough in concentrating the Sun's rays

20 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Heliogen's demonstration facility.
The explosion of solar energy capacity has been driven almost entirely by the plunging cost of photovoltaic hardware. That has made the situation difficult for an alternate technology known as solar thermal. Thermal uses mirrors to focus incoming sunlight onto a location that reaches high temperatures, which can then be used to generate electricity by driving a steam turbine. Since heat is relatively easy to store, these plants can continue to produce power long after the Sun has set. In some cases, these plants are able to operate around the...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Technology      Tech      Companies      Energy      Investor      Industry      Science      Heliogen      Renewable energy      Solar power      Solar thermal  


New BioShock game confirmed, but it's “several years” away

New BioShock game confirmed, but it's “several years” away

Publisher 2K has announced it is working on a new BioShock game, with the project in development at a brand-new studio named Cloud Chamber. Despite the six years that have... Read more ...

Walmart's Green Monday sale: the best deals on TVs, laptops, and more

Walmart's Green Monday sale: the best deals on TVs, laptops, and more

Say goodbye to Black Friday and Cyber Monday and hello to Green Monday at Walmart. Walmart's Green Monday sale is happening now and includes massive savings throughout the site... Read more ...

Gift shopping? Amazon's last minute Christmas deals runs 'til 22nd December

Gift shopping? Amazon's last minute Christmas deals runs 'til 22nd December

From Panasonic TVs to Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers, Amazon's last minute Christmas deals make gifting easy. Read more ...

Wearable Tech Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Wearable Tech Holiday Gift Guide 2019

We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer... Read more ...

Best gaming laptops in Australia: the top gaming laptops we've reviewed in 2019

Best gaming laptops in Australia: the top gaming laptops we've reviewed in 2019

While gaming laptops used to be niche enough that it was a little easily to search for the one that happened to be packing the best processor, GPU and RAM assortment, the field... Read more ...

Chiefs vs Patriots live stream: how to watch today's NFL football 2019 from...

Chiefs vs Patriots live stream: how to watch today's NFL football 2019 from anywhere

For Chiefs and Patriots fans, the memory of that incredible 2018 AFC Championship Game where the latter eventually won in overtime will still be fresh. And so we're here to... Read more ...

Amazon: We Lost $10B Pentagon Contract Because of Trump

Amazon: We Lost $10B Pentagon Contract Because of Trump

Amazon says in a complaint that President Trump manipulated the tendering process to block his 'perceived political enemy'-Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos-from getting the JEDI contract. Read more ...

A Wall Street analyst thinks Cisco is about to introduce a new processor...

A Wall Street analyst thinks Cisco is about to introduce a new processor chip, in a move that could be bad news for Broadcom, Juniper and Arista

Cisco is making a big announcement on Wednesday this week, at an event led by CEO Chuck Robbins called "Future of the Internet." Raymond James analyst Simon Leopold speculates... Read more ...

Apple Watch deal: Buy one Apple Watch, get another up to 50% off at Verizon

Apple Watch deal: Buy one Apple Watch, get another up to 50% off at Verizon

If you're looking to score a deal on the best-selling Apple Watch, then you've come to the right place. Verizon is offering a limited-time promotion on the Apple Watch Series... Read more ...

10 best Lego sets 2019: Our guide to the top Lego kits this Christmas

10 best Lego sets 2019: Our guide to the top Lego kits this Christmas

Each year Lego unveils stacks of new sets that combine top name franchises, other brands and the best of traditional series such as Lego City and Lego Technic. Lego's Creator... Read more ...