Wake Forest University researchers say a new solar thermal device could deliver up to 40 percent savings to the cost of heating
The design integrates clear tubes filled with oil to generate heat
Researchers at Wake Forest University have developed a new type of polymer solar-thermal device that combines photovoltaics with a system that captures the Sun's infrared radiation to generate heating. By taking advantage of both heat and light, researchers say the device could deliver up to 40 percent savings on the cost of heating, as well as helping reduce power bills by producing electricity.
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