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Generating Steam from the Sun Sustainably
Description: The United Arab Emirate's (UAE) dusty atmosphere is one of the biggest obstacles to the country's efforts to harness its abundant solar energy resource. As a beam of sunlight journeys to the Earth's surface, it bounces around between dust particles, spreading out along the way - a process known as diffusion. Because of the dust, a large portion of the UAE's sunlight is "diffuse" rather than "direct." Yet, some of today's most widely used solar technologies rely on direct sunlight. Now a team of researcher may have found a way around the UAE's dust difficulties with a novel solar thermal energy conversion system. [Source: Masdar Institute (United Arab Emirates)]
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Source: Masdar Institute (United Arab Emirates)
Publish Date: 8/30/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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