IAUS expects its unique solar power technology to be the first to compete with gas and coal. Two primary issues have prevented solar power from replacing fossil fuels: the high cost of solar power equipment, and limited-volume manufacturing capabilities. In fact, even if today’s solar power technologies were competitively priced, the manufacturing capabilities are so low it would take decades to barely make a dent in replacing fossil fuels.
IAUS’s new solar technology presents a breakthrough on both fronts. The company has been achieving manufacturing costs competitive with fossil fuels, and its annual production scalability, both cost wise and time wise, is off the charts compared to today’s technologies. These two elements make it perhaps, the energy sector’s holy grail in a market currently grossing more than $3 trillion annually, but fueled by less than 1% solar.
Because of IAUS’s other proprietary components such as its bladeless turbine and dynamic voltage controller, the company’s solar product can operate as both solar thermal and concentrated photo voltaic (CPV). Combining the two not only lowers the cost, and adds peak-power stability, but it creates a system that can potentially achieve efficiencies above 60%-70%.
Being a thermal based system also allows IAUS’s solar plant to function as a hybrid with other fuels such as biomass, and natural gas. In addition, it is capable of producing electricity and desalinated water simultaneously. So coastal areas that are short of fresh water can produce both electricity and desalinated water from the sun.
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