These Researchers Designed a Heliostat That is Lightweight and Inexpensive

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 5, 2015
References: helio100.sun.ac.za & magazine.good.is
A team of researchers from South Africa’s Stellenbosch University recently designed a set of modular solar panels that are significantly less expensive to produce than current models. While many companies have begun investing in renewable energy and solar-powered devices, few have been able to produce a system that is inexpensive enough for the average consumer. This new device helps make solar-power a more accessible form of technology around the world.

The new device is called 'Helio100' and consists of a series of modular solar panels. The unique design of the panels makes them lighter and easier to transport than existing models. The inexpensive panels are intended for small and localized installation, which makes them ideal for households and small buildings.

The new technology is particularly important for rapidly growing countries that are currently facing rising energy demands.