Monday, January 21, 2008

Stirling Energy - our best bet on going Solar?

Stirling Energy Systems Inc. is taking on a challenge to build "Solar Farms" in California's Mojave Desert and in the Imperial Valley, over the next 7 years. Each solar farm will have about 10,000 dishes, that will apply the Stirling Engine principle to power generation.
The project is expected to cost close to 1 Billion dollars for each of the two planned farms and construction is expected to start in 2009.

So, could this be our best bet on utilizing the greatest powerhouse available to us (Solar Energy right now is the most expensive form of renewable energy sources and currently stands at less than 1% of the total US electricity generation)

Here is a YouTube video about this news article:

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