Friday, April 9, 2010

Flat solar power surfaces less efficient than shaped ones

This is really useful information... specially now days when we are aiming for more sustainability.

"Such systems could produce relatively constant power throughout the day without the need for tracking, and produce significantly more power overall for a given area — for example two and a half times as much as a flat array when the height equals the length and width."

"The team believes that solar panels based on this concept could be shipped flat and then unfolded at the site to their complex shapes."

You can see an explanatory slideshow that wont leave you indifferent... MITnews

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