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Solar Thermal Success Stories

These success stories highlight some of the effective licensing and partnership activity between laboratories and industry in the area of Solar Thermal.

1 Success Stories
CategoryTitle and AbstractCompany / LaboratoriesDate
NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future for Solar Energy

Huge parabolic mirrors catching the sun's rays could crisscross America's deserts soon, thanks to a breakthrough that may greatly lower the cost of solar power.

A small solar company has teamed with scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop massive curved sheets of metal that have the potential to be 30 percent less expensive than today's best collectors of concentrated solar power.

The SkyTrough Parabolic Trough Solar Concentrating Collectors will... read more