When it comes to solar electricity
, efficiency is the key to success. And a new solar electric project in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert may just be the most efficient system that exists in the world today. Swedish energy company, Ripasso
, is taking advantage of the intense South African Sun to test its small-scale solar concentrator system that combines military technology with an idea from a 19th century Scottish engineer and clergyman. The results? The system converts a whopping 34 percent of the sun energy into electricity that goes straight into the grid. That’s about twice as much as traditional solar systems.
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