Solar Energy Storage by Ming-Ching Hsueh » Yanko Design

1 10 2009

Very cool Solar Energy Storage Concept

Solar Energy Storage Concept

Solar Energy Storage Concept

The practical application of Some Shine Solar Energy Storage System is quite simple. You hang up the cool looking Solar Curtain on your window, and keep the battery-pack hooked to the base. It soaks in the solar energy during the daytime, stores it and uses it to replenish your gadgets at night. Hook up your stuff via the USB port and you’re done for the night.

http://www.yankodesign.com/2009/10/01/sun-shine-and-a-curtain/





Power from the sun in China

16 04 2009
Artist's impression of the 1.5 MW Dahan facility to be built near Beijing.

Artist's impression of the 1.5 MW Dahan facility to be built near Beijing.

Next month sees the start of a new construction in China, an experimental solar-thermal power plant near the Great Wall. The plant will generate clean energy for 30,000 households by 2010. Build costs are estimated at £10m and the entire plant will cover an area equal to 10 football pitches.

The difference with solar -thermal power uses an array of mirrors that focus the Sun’s rays onto a receiver. This is not the first in the world but a first in Asia. There are similar plants in California and Spain.

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/38411