Magazine article ASEE Prism

Heat and Dust

Magazine article ASEE Prism

Heat and Dust

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SOLAR ENERGY

The world's third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases is India, mainly because it's dependent on coal for power. It will need even more power in the future - not only to provide electricity to the 300 million Indians who still do without, but also to industrialize. So it's looking for cleaner sources. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants his country to become one of the world's largest solar markets in less than 10 years. His goal is to construct 100 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2022, solar photovoltaic installations as well as plants using concentrated solar technology, according to Technology Review. Toward that goal, the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), as part of a project organized by the Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States, is operating a test array of solar-concentrating parabolic troughs coated in aluminum. …

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