Thursday, May 14, 2015

Solar power dish outperforms the photovoltaic panels in terms of efficiency

The concentrated solar power (CSP) system, created by Swedish  company Ripasso Energy, converts 34% of the sun’s energy to grid-ready electricity, while solar panels typically convert only 23% (making that usable on the grid means efficiency drops to just 15%). Ripasso’s CSP system works by combining a parabolic 12 meter diameter mirror dish  with a Stirling engine, which doesn't require water for power generation. Read more at