IBM solar collector magnifies sun by 2,000x (without cooking itself), costs 3x less than similar systems
Source: Original Post Date: March 2014 - A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate ener
Conical Solar Panels . Even for photovoltaic (PV) panels, there’s such a thing as too much sun—when cells overheat, they become less efficient. V3Solar solved that problem with Spin Cell, a conical array that floats on magnets. An outer cone made of specialized lenses concentrates bands of sunlight on an inner cone covered with PV cells. The cells capture light energy but spin away before thermal energy can transfer.
Corporate building for Ferretería O´Higgins in Santiago by Guillermo Hevia Architects. Thin and perforated CORTEN steel fins protect the double envelope from solar insulation but leave clear views out.
DIY Solar thermal water heater..................... You tube. FAR better description than most. Very well done and good looking design. .................. Building a Water Heating Solar Panel.wmv - YouTube