Inflatable Solar: Coolearth Concentrated Photovoltaics

Inflatable solar? It’s not the first time we’ve come across the idea. But according to Coolearth Solar, they’ve patented a design for inflatable solar collectors that are supposedly a cheaper way to concentrate sunlight onto photovoltaic cells. The makers claim their design is up to 400 times cheaper than polished aluminum mirrors which, if true, would certainly improve the economics of concentrated photovoltaics. Maybe they can team up with the makers of the inflatable car. ::Coolearth Solar::via YouTube::

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