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Offline RD

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Concentrating the sunlight will increase the temperature which can be achieved,
but concentrating sunlight cannot create more energy than was present in the incident solar energy.

1st law of thermdynamics ...
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First Law states that energy cannot be created or destroyed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_thermodynamics

Your concentrating lens/mirror cannot create energy.

The UK's annual average of solar energy is about 100 watts per square meter.
« Last Edit: 01/07/2008 20:54:10 by RD »
 

Offline cpu42

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While that doesn't directly answer my question, I appreciate it. Thank you.
 

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