Thursday, November 25, 2010 3:27:16 PM
On the plus side...if you look at the numbers, it's possible on paper to meet the entire world demand for electricity a fair few times over with CSP blanketed over deserts.
Thursday, November 25, 2010 3:04:43 PM
hey buddy got a light? imagine the energy you could produce using this to heat water and it could be used as hot water heater or power generator .....wow how come we aren't using this on Mass production or plant situations ?
People are. It`s the CSP (concentrated solar power) that I referred to earlier. It`s used to generate electricity the same way that most power stations do it - by boiling a fluid and using the steam to drive a turbine.
Making a very small area very hot is not the same thing as boiling fluid on a huge scale, though. That`s much harder and much less dramatic. You need to elevate the tank so that more rows of mirrors can focus on it over the top of the row in front of them, which quickly leads to unfeasibly tall towers. 380ft for an 11MW tower at the moment and there`s not very much scope for improving on that.