Parabolic solar collector about to do solar panels obsolete
Views: 2718 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2012-02-24 Origin: SunflowerInquire
The reality of a city block occupied by solar houses that work can occur sooner than you think. Recent advances in the parabolic solar collectors are the most important thing that can make it a reality.
Students and MIT researchers have been working on a new design of parabolic solar collectors. These new collectors are able to extract an amazing amount of energy from the Sun at a rate incredibly fast. Think focusing sunlight through a magnifying glass in hand.
Focused properly, over time become Tinder flaming burst. Now, focus on that same beam of sunlight through one of these new designs of parabolic solar collectors. Instead of waiting minutes so the Tinder to catch calls, will wait you a few seconds only. This is the promise of how fast this new solar technology threatens to make obsolete old solar technologies.
Technically, this new technology is still in research phase. Students and MIT researchers are refining and improving their work models. The rate of improvement has grown so rapidly, however, that it seems only a matter of time before the technology was unleashed on the world.
Apart from the fact that is a great advance on previous means of accumulating solar energy, photovoltaic panels, conception is deceptively simple and the cost is much less than you think. Essentially, parabolic solar collector consists in a framework of ten feet built of aluminium tubes with mirrors is credited.
If the new technology won't be too soon for the millions of potential customers who have been waiting to take advantage of the promise of solar technology for years, but it has been postponed by long periods of amortization of technology.
If you install solar energy devices in the areas of the country, especially those with a large amount of sunlight your installation cost can be paid in about ten years. What prevents the majority of the people to make the initial investment is the huge amount in advance, you will have to pay for the solar panels, installation and maintenance.
But and if the initial costs of solar could radically reduce? And what happens if the payback period could be reduced also? After you upgrade to a solar based House could easily become a no-brainer. And this is the promise of the new technology of parabolic solar collector.
Politicians have been talking about renewable forms of green energy and for decades. Unfortunately, when it comes to politicians on the national stage, has only been lukewarm efforts to boost U.S. citizenship to adopt solar or another type of green renewable energy forms. But now, with the new advances that occur at MIT and elsewhere, it is possible that they no longer needed the Government to move forward. Let us hope that, once the knowledge of new technologies begins to reach the population in general, they will be willing to line up to buy them.