BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE: The future of energy will be shining brightly at the 2017 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit starting on Monday! This “PVMirror” from Arizona State University (ASU) is one of nearly 300 exciting technologies in the annual event’s Tech Showcase. We’ll be featuring a new ARPA-E technology every day from now through the end of the summit on Wednesday, March 1.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) advances high-potential, high-impact technologies that push the boundaries of how we generate, use, and store energy — technologies like PVMirror, which combines two forms of solar power into one clever concept. Developed by ASU in collaboration with the University of Arizona, PVMirror incorporates curved solar photovoltaic (PV) cells into a mirror that focuses the sun’s rays in a concentrating solar power (CSP) “trough” design.
The resulting hybrid design could offer a 50 percent boost in efficiency over existing CSP systems. Learn more about this technology and many othersat http://arpa-e.energy.gov.