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World's Most Efficient Solar Collector

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A team of MIT students recently tested a prototype of the "most cost-efficient solar-power system in the world."


Steam produced by dish exits hose.

They say it is simple, small, lightweight, made of parts that are cheap and available anywhere, and can melt steel bars. It can be built by nearly anyone.


Board ignites within seconds in collector's focal point.

Its inventor, Doug Wood says, "This is actually the most efficient solar collector in existence."

The collector is expected to be used later in large arrays, and hopefully help revolutionize global energy production.

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so let me see, i can use this collector to boil wa... by Levon on Wednesday, Jul 9, 2008 at 2:05:55 PM
Now all you need to add is a fresnel lens [solar] ... by AllDems08 on Wednesday, Jul 9, 2008 at 3:47:27 PM
If I can rebuild a Jaguar engine, I figure I can b... by richard on Wednesday, Jul 9, 2008 at 8:28:46 PM
The patents were given to MIT by the inventor. Spe... by JC Garrett on Wednesday, Jul 9, 2008 at 9:34:52 PM
Look at the picture above of the wood catching fir... by csnet on Friday, Jul 11, 2008 at 12:33:39 AM
Thanks for posting this, we are defiintely going i... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Jul 11, 2008 at 1:23:11 PM
I remember starting fires with a magnifying glass.... by Gallaher on Saturday, Jul 12, 2008 at 3:50:08 AM
I remember starting fires with a magnifying glass.... by Gallaher on Saturday, Jul 12, 2008 at 3:50:14 AM