U.S. (TGW) - Sandia National Laboratories and Stirling Energy Systems (SES) set a new solar-to-grid system conversion efficiency record by besting the 1984 record of 29.4% and achieving 31.25 percent net efficiency rate.
The conversion efficiency is achieved by calculating the net energy delivered to the grid and dividing it by the solar energy hitting the dish mirrors.
“Gaining two whole points of conversion efficiency in this type of system is phenomenal,” said Bruce Osborn, SES president and CEO. “This is a significant advancement that takes our dish engine systems well beyond the capacities of any other solar dish collectors and one step closer to commercializing an affordable system.”
Via :: Press Release