Posts tagged: Heliostat

South African Prototype may solve Solar Power Problem

By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google. The Helio100 project, based at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape province, is a cost-effective heliostat that harnesses solar power to generate electricity. A heliostat uses mirrors or lenses to reflect sunlight, concentrating the solar […]

Sunflower Uses Solar Power to Shine Light into Your House

Do you find yourself sitting in the dark, even if it’s bright and sunny outside? Well, speaking from experience, regular exposure to sunlight can really make you feel better both mentally and physically. But if the Sun isn’t hitting your windows you might be missing out on its radiant glow. With the help of this […]

Solar tower will power Las Vegas at night

By the spring, this 540-foot tower will have a 100-foot receiver on top of it and there will be a field of 10,000 billboard size mirrors around the tower to produce electricity from the sun 10 to 15 hours a day. (Credit: SolarReserve) SolarReserve has completed the central point of a solar project that uses […]

Sunflowers inspire more efficient Concentrated Solar Power plant layout

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants, such as the Gemsolar and PS10 plants in Spain, use arrays of mirrors (or heliostats) to focus a large area of the Sun‘s rays onto a small area, where the concentrated light is converted to heat that is used to generate electricity. While CSP has gained popularity in recent years […]