Q&A: Most promising solar technology over 10-15 years?

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What are the most promising solar technologies over the next 10-15 years?

I am excited most about thin films, but I am also intrigued about the arrays of solar dishes/stirling motors that are going to be used in California.

I was searching for an update to that California project recently, but did not find much. I was also curious, how many years before we can go to ‘Home-Depot’ (for example) and purchase thin film products?


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Answer by Betelgeuse
Solar energy is really starting to come around. My hometown, Austin, Texas, is launching an aggressive campaign to go solar. I’m hoping it will be sooner than 10 years. Part of Barack Obama’s stimulus plan was to start over a million new green jobs.

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One Response to “Q&A: Most promising solar technology over 10-15 years?”

  1. I like the idea of Vacuum tubing to transfer solar heated water. The inner pipe with the heated liquid is covered with another pipe and the space between the two pipes is vacuumed. The is no convection of heat through a vacuum, so there is no heat loss. Normal foam gives R7 or something where a vacuum can give an R70-80.

    This was used by inductry in the past but not for the average home owner. Now solar thermal heaters can transfer the heat to the house without losing heat the gound or air on the way.

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