1989 Record Broken

March 20, 2008 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment

This January, on an exceptionally clear and cold day, scientists for the Sandia National Laboratory and Sterling Energy Systems recorded a 31.25% solar-to-grid efficiency, nearly 2% better than the 1989 record.

The scientists contribute their success to
1. The increased reflectivity of the mirrors, which now approaches 95%, and
2. A rather ironic “Perfect Storm.” This perfect storm consisted of a perfectly clear day, with 0% moisture and no particulates, the day was 10% brighter than average.

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