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  •  I've wondered why we couldn't use mirrors in more (1+ / 0-)
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    norther regions to focus more photons on the collectors.

    Apparently, in sunnier areas this would overheat the photovoltaic causing the efficiency to go down.  And, maybe as the cost of the photovoltaics themselves have dropped so much, perhaps, just having a greater number of panels is just as cost-effective a additional mirrors?

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:52:10 AM PST

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    •  Possible (0+ / 0-)

      I think that's possible, if they are set up properly.

      But I think modern PV technology will overcome this. I believe there was just an article on DK about a new technology that will help with this, but I don't have the reference at the moment!

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