Solar power generation has attained top priority in the 21st century supporting the world over revolution against over-consumption of fossil fuels. Slowly and slowly it is becoming more and more viable to various people all across the world. An addition to this was made recently when a new technology known as Digital Glass was introduced. The technology has been developed to allow non-mechanical direct digital administration of sunlight for photovoltaic as well as solar thermal energy application. The technique has been created with 3D printing and is constituted by several small sized capillaries that are very much similar to blood vessels incorporated in to wide transparent sheets. These capillaries allows small amount distribution of optical fluid that can make embedded mirrors invisible or visible for redirecting sunlight inside solar receivers.
Though this technology is in its juvenile stage, the makers claim that it has power to bring down the cost of electricity production with solar energy. It will also be capable of replacing heliostats as well as parabolic tough concentrators that are currently being used for small scale solar energy plants and similar other things. They expect the total cost to come down by approx. ten times and the energy footprint for this one will be around one tenth of the dimension of regular solar energy systems. Digital Glass is a product from Giant Leap Solar and is currently looking for investors to offer financial support for all kind of products. The company plans to bring up an amount worth USD $500, 000 by the end of current month. It will help them fulfill approximately twenty percent of total cost amounts to $2.2 million.
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