solar thermal

Minnesota 2020
We have all of this great solar technology, so where do we put it? In Minnesota, solar panels are being installed on existing parking garages. This initiative to utilize space that would otherwise be wasted is one of the state’s largest... Read More
Mirrors aren't just for making sure you look good! These innovators are using mirrors to concentrate sunlight in order to generate heat. Then, using a system based on molten salt, that heat can be converted in usable electricity!
Minnesota 2020
How can communities take advantage of local resources to produce enough energy to meet their needs? This research program from the University of Minnesota is trying to find out.
Planet Forward
A key issue for scaling up solar is where to put it: on every home or in huge arrays on the desert?