Climate change is worsening, and consumers are conscious of their role. As a result, solar technology is booming. Scientists around the world are developing innovations in how to create and use this renewable power. But how will these changes affect the energy market?
One company, Heliogen, recently developed a new, zero-carbon method of generating high-temperature heat. The project, which boasts Bill Gates as an investor, uses a technology based on concentrating solar power (CSP). Experts set up numerous mirrors in a field, each placed to reflect sunlight into a tower with a steam turbine. The sun's rays turn the water into steam, which runs the turbine and generates power.
Bill Gross, founder of the startup IdeaLab, claims computing power can replace a lot of the material and labor involved in CSP, giving it a leg up over standard solar panel technologies. As companies continue to cut costs associated with renewable power, adoption will become widespread.
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