Reflective Mirrors: Raising Solar Potential

[TVNZ]  Reflective dishes may be the answer to make solar energy competitive with conventional sources of power, Israeli scientists say. A global race is on to find energy alternatives as subsidies tip the balance in favour of renewable sources of power, which answer security and climate change concerns about fossil fuels. New-found demand for one such renewable source, solar energy, has sucked up supply of the silicon raw material, prompting a search for alternatives. A team at Israel’s Ben Gurion University believe they have found just that, in a far less known material that is more expensive than silicon but also more efficient when used with a reflective dish.

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