What will renewable energy look like in the future?

The Solana Generating Station is demonstrating how solar can continue to be a big factor.  The facility uses concentrating solar power technology, which means it can store up heat even as a cloud goes over.  Located 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, Ariz., the plant supplies power to homes under contract with Arizona Public Service.  Although photovoltaic technology is currently more cost-efficient, concentrating solar technology may become a larger factor in the future of renewable energy since it can enable utilities to benefit from more flexibility.

-Joseph Hoff


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