A new, conical solar energy array produces so much heat that it needs a self-powered magnetic levitation (Maglev) system to keep it spinning and cool it down, Inhabit reports. The V3 Spin Cell is not yet in commercial production, but its developers claim it will deliver 20 times the solar concentration of a flat solar panel. With that intensity on a conventional panel, V3 states, “the temperature quickly reaches 260°F (127°C), the solder melts within ten seconds, and the PV fails. With the same concentration on the Spin Cell, the temperature never exceeds 95°F (35°C).”
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