Concentrating Solar Power Expected to Boom This Year

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Remember when you were a kid and used a magnifying glass to burn paper or ant hills? Well, imagine that power amplified by a huge amount of mirrors – enough so that, directed at the wrong point, will melt metal in less than 10 seconds. That is the way that a new solar technology, dubbed concentrating solar power plants (CSP), works. With more mirrors and less panels, this is a faster way to absorb energy from the sun and transfer it into usable electricity. The cost efficient aspect of this technology is that the energy can be stored as heat, rather than true electricity, which costs less overall. In the next year or two, CSP is expected to drastically reduce in cost and become a feasible alternative to typical solar panels. Just make sure you don’t get in their way.

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