07 Oct A new world record in solar thermal efficiency
Scientists at the Australian National University have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal dish generating steam for power stations.
The team halved energy losses and achieved a 97 percent conversion of sunlight into steam through a new receiver for a solar concentrator dish. This beats commercial systems by about seven percentage points.
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