solar colectors -Inflatable Solar Collectors

June 9, 2012 – 12:21 am

Video ** Lateat of this item: has patented an idea for inflatable solar collectors that are much cheaper than polished mirrors to concentrate sunlight onto Photovoltaic chips. Their design is 400 times cheaper than polished aluminum mirrors, capable of withstanding 130 twenty mph, lasts one year, with tape repairs, takes 15 minutes to change out, costs $ 2 per balloon, or 18 cents per watt, compared to $ 5 per watt for conventional plants, and has a minimal effect on the earth beneath the array! Animation:

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  1. 23 Responses to “solar colectors -Inflatable Solar Collectors”

  2. So umm, if land/space is a problem just fill the inflatables with helium… but, be sure those copper/optic cables are tethered tightly!

    By CandyAppleNetwork on Jun 9, 2012

  3. I agree, if someone invents something like this that people could easily erect in their back yards then it would put the hurt to the electric companies.they are making them for themselves and like anyone who is in business they are looking for the greatest gain for themselves and not humanity.they could make so much more if they marketed their item for the public instead of just selling electricity to the power companies.

    By tappakeggaday1 on Jun 9, 2012

  4. Nice

    By HHO4ALL on Jun 9, 2012


    By 9493760 on Jun 9, 2012

  6. Does it blend?

    By olzzn on Jun 9, 2012

  7. What happens when one of those birds takes a heaping dump on it

    By 12inchpianists on Jun 9, 2012

  8. they should take it a step further and inflate them with helium and heat, and collect sunlight from the upper stratosphere!

    By spencertron88 on Jun 9, 2012

  9. 1. How do you keep the pressurised gas from escaping from the balloon? A gland?
    2. how do you remove the heat from inside the balloon?
    3. Why are you not producing this for private use?

    By djyeshua on Jun 9, 2012

  10. jeesus,!!!! My cat just launched onto the table knocking stuff everywhere. The soundtrack to your vid made here tthik it was summerr again I guess. She wants to kill the birds that arent really here.

    By yukonhootch on Jun 9, 2012

  11. oil company’s are becoming a threat to man kind fossil fuels are no longer needed at all , we need to start organizing large masses of people to demand this now !! not later .

    bin laden or oil company’s who has killed more people and wildlife? and who continues to attack and impose its will on man kind , oil company’s or bin laden? seems to me we are fighting the wrong group of people , honestly who is the real enemy to man …………..when are we going to stand up like Americans

    By headlightguy on Jun 9, 2012

  12. Good bye man I am your naughty girl

    By QuenTinIana on Jun 9, 2012

  13. where can I buy some of this?

    By angetodac on Jun 9, 2012

  14. I don’t think anyone patented the balloon yet, F@#k them if they can’t bring it to the people. Lets make it our self’s !

    I agree i don’t see any utility company passing on the savings to us, unless we force them to.

    solar power to the people

    By brstar on Jun 9, 2012

  15. very bad idea, the solar cell inside it will over heat and degrade faster

    By dzgfdg on Jun 9, 2012

  16. I’m quoting from the video discription ” lasts a year”
    what are the reasons for that short operational life?

    By 11clemmi on Jun 9, 2012

  17. takes a bit of oil to make those balloons if your trying to stay away from fosil fuel.

    By ShawnHydedotcom on Jun 9, 2012

  18. Great video…I converted my home to a net-zero solar powered home that uses no oil or gas…I made a video about it called, “Preparing for Peak Oil”….

    By MrEnergyCzar on Jun 9, 2012

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    By EcoShopping4U on Jun 9, 2012

  20. Actually tested in 125 mph winds, and designed so the concentrator can produce electricity in winds up to 40 mph.
    The wires and harnesses are very stable.

    By PeakPixels on Jun 9, 2012

  21. Hey, check out my website at ScientificallyGreener(Dot) com and get all the new and improved Equipments to build or buy your own solar panels and wind energy turbine systems ScientificallyGreener(Dot) com is a website that sells the most modern environmental products available

    By scientificallygreene on Jun 9, 2012

  22. UL approve, who cares if they help do the work more proficiently, here in my country we don’t have that stupid agency, we just care if the thing is useful

    By beatryxa on Jun 9, 2012

  23. thats precisely the use , you get to build something with the finite supply of oil instead of using it once for energy.

    By toob247 on Jun 9, 2012

  24. It lasts a very long time though.

    By Seiku on Jun 9, 2012

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