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Post by ziggy on Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:12 pm

Solar power 'concentrator' could revolutionize industry, Cleveland inventors say

Posted by John Funk/Plain Dealer Reporter November 16, 2008 03:34AM
Categories: Energy

GreenField Solar Corp., a startup company in Cleveland, developed this unique solar generator that it views as the future of solar power.

The lightweight equipment concentrates sunlight 900 times to produce 1,500 watts of power. Imagine a machine that can concentrate sunlight 900 times and direct a precisely controlled, white-hot beam at a nearby target.
A solar death ray?

No, far from it.

Click on graphic to download PDF.It's a 1.5 kilowatt power plant. And two people can assemble it in half a day without a crane or other special tools. Plus, it generates prodigious amounts of usable heat as well as electricity.

Sater thinks the concentrators can be mass produced, delivered and installed for about $6,000 a copy. The company has already sold 15, hand-built concentrators at $10,000 each.

A $6,000 price tag boils down to $4 per watt.

Complete article with pictures at:

http://blog.cleveland.com/business/2008/11/greenfield_solargreenfield_sol.html
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Post by sodbuster on Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:22 pm

Well zig if they concentrate their marketing strategy on the potential military use as a "death ray" they would probably attract a lot of R&D money from the gvt. dont you think?

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Post by bmd on Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:35 pm

sodbuster wrote:Well zig if they concentrate their marketing strategy on the potential military use as a "death ray" they would probably attract a lot of R&D money from the gvt. dont you think?

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