New Light on Solar Energy

A worker walks next to parabolic mirrors tracking the sun at Brenmiller’s research site in the Negev desert. An Israeli solar power company, Brenmiller Energy, says it has developed a new, more efficient way to store heat from the sun that could give a boost to the thermal solar power industry by enabling plants to run at full capacity night and day. By next year, company founder Avi Brenmiller said he will have a 1.5 megawatt (MW), 15-acre site in the Negev desert connected to Israel’s national grid, and a number of 10- to 20-MW pilots abroad are expected to follow, which will produce electricity at a price which competes with power from fossil-fueled plants. (REUTERS/ Nir Elias)
A worker walks next to parabolic mirrors tracking the sun at Brenmiller’s research site in the Negev desert. An Israeli solar power company, Brenmiller Energy, says it has developed a new, more efficient way to store heat from the sun that could give a boost to the thermal solar power industry by enabling plants to run at full capacity night and day. By next year, company founder Avi Brenmiller said he will have a 1.5 megawatt (MW), 15-acre site in the Negev desert connected to Israel’s national grid, and a number of 10- to 20-MW pilots abroad are expected to follow, which will produce electricity at a price which competes with power from fossil-fueled plants. (REUTERS/ Nir Elias)