There are fundamental differences between the classical method and this method. There are different optical base, different shape, different material, and different construction. And it is much cheaper.
Regarding my apparatus the seeming loss, caused by the transmission is utilized, due to the heating of the fluid. For this reason, we do not have to use an extremely efficient reflection-enhancing material; this will result in drastic cost reduction, as instead of using material that is expensive, is hard to apply, needs a special production method, and has adverse mechanical and thermal expansion characteristics, we can apply a cheap, uncoated material, that has positive mechanical and thermal expansion characteristics and could be produced in large quantities.
As the machine can be easily assembled on the spot and the fluid replenishment has to be carried out on the spot, too, the construction material itself is much lighter and for this reason, the large-scale industrial equipment weights less, as well. Therefore, the transportation to the site does not require special means of transport.
Except for the resolution of the transportation problems, this is also applicable for domestic use.
The multicrystalline cell production costs are only around $0.32 per watt (€0.23) by Yingli Solar and their module production costs are only around $0.46 per watt (€0.35).
With my solution, 60% of the costs could be saved.
– it strongly reduces the cost of the application of PV, as fewer PV gives the same amount of energy,
– what I use is a mass products,
– this solution could be useable for thermal energy production, that you could use for e.g. heating, cooking, boiling water – and in this way, disinfecting water
– everybody can afford it
– moreover, everyone can assemble it with the properly prepared parts
– in fact, it may be prepared partly from waste, too.