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System Aims to Concentrate Power of 2000 Suns

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ZURICH, April 22, 2013 — A photovoltaic system capable of harnessing the power of 2000 suns and converting 80 percent of incoming light into useful energy could provide sunny, remote locations with electricity, fresh water and cooler air at lower prices than conventional devices. It would only take 2 percent of the solar energy from the Sahara Desert to supply the world’s electricity needs, according to a study from the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association and Greenpeace International. However, current solar technologies are too expensive and slow to produce, require rare-earth minerals, and...Read full article

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