103: Beyond Fossil Fuels: Concentrated Solar Energy’s Potential (ft. Steve Schell)
Today’s guest, Steve Shell, an accomplished scientist and engineer who is the current Chief Scientist at Heliogen, a California-based clean energy company. With him, we discuss:
🔹️What is Heliogen. What material differences there are between this technology and “classical” solar power?
🔹️Challenges in operating and maintaining heliostat arrays on such a large scale.
🔹How does the use of concentrated solar technology compare to other forms of renewable energy, like wind or hydroelectric power
🔹What are some of the most promising emerging applications of concentrated solar technology, and how might they transform the energy landscape in the coming years
🔹And much more!
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