Saturday, August 19th, 2017

New MIT material turns sunlight into steam

MIT steam generatorThe potentially revolutionary new material can convert 85 percent of incoming solar energy into steam at a solar intensity about 10 times that of a sunny day — a big improvement on the current complex and costly methods of solar-powered steam generation, which usually result in large amounts of heat loss. The new design could mean that steam-generating applications could run on lower sunlight concentration and less-expensive tracking systems. 


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