星期三, 4月 14, 2021
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Google sees cheaper solar in mirrors

Google Inc. believes it can reduce the cost of solar power with new mirror


technology it is developing.


"We've been looking at very unusual materials for the mirrors both for the


reflective surface as well as the substrate that the mirror is mounted on," Reuters


reports that the search company's energy chief Bill Weihl said Wednesday at a San


Francisco alternative energy summit.


Google engineers are focusing on solar thermal technology which uses the sun rays


to produce steam that turns a turbine. Mirrors are used to focus the sun's rays


with this technology.


Weihl said Wednesday that Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) wants to reduce the cost of making


the fields of mirrors that track the sun by at least a factor of two to four.


The company is within months of having something it can show internally and then it


must be tested.


"We're not there yet," Reuters reported Wiehl as saying. "I'm very hopeful we will


have mirrors that are cheaper than what companies in the space are using…"

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