Pyron Solar Electric Generator

July 24th, 2005 | Filed under: Future, Materials, Products, Sustainability, Technology, Urbanism | 3 Comments »

Pyron Solar Inc.‘s (San Diego, CA) new Pyron Solar Electric Generator, runs at less than $3 per Watt with 1/4 to 1/20 the size of other systems. Pyron’s system works by concentrating direct sunlight 400X into its photovoltaic cells. Projections by Pyron estimate possible costs for large power plants at $1.24 per Watt and enough efficiency to power the entire US with a 50 square mile plot of land in the desert southwest.

A similar idea, at a larger scale, is being researched by Materialab (at RPI) as a curtain wall system with embedded Fresnel lenses that track and concentrate sunlight into PV cells. [article]

via PowerPulse

3 Comments on “Pyron Solar Electric Generator”

  1. 1 Julio Perez said at 6:36 pm on May 30th, 2006:

    Requiero Informacion

  2. 2 Alexander Lapatka said at 12:48 pm on December 25th, 2006:

    Please provide information on availability. I am interested in a purchase.

    Thank You.

  3. 3 shan said at 12:09 pm on May 8th, 2007:

    i would like to intrduce a SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEM NEED INFORMATION

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