Sunengy's Liquid Solar Array System Glides Over The Ocean

By: Michael Plishka - Published: Apr 21, 2009   Updated: Aug 11 2011 • References: sunengy
It's not cheaper than fossil fuel, but it's cleaner and cooler - literally and figuratively.

Sunengy's Liquid Solar Array system is designed to float on the surface of the ocean. A large lens follows the sun across the sky throughout the course of the day, focusing the sun's rays on a solar cell.

The cell itself is cooled by ocean water. In the event of storms, the entire system rotates itself under water, protecting all the vital components.

Implications - Made mostly from plastic, the Liquid Solar Array system holds a myriad of floating solar collectors. Each of these comes equipped with silicon photovoltaic cells at the water surface and is easily able to track the sun. Stats for Floating Solar Cells Trending: Older & Mild
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