Google Forging Ahead on Solar Thermal Energy

June 10, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Google’s bold plan to produce a source of green renewable energy at an affordable cost is making progress with investments in geothermal, wind and solar thermal energy projects. The company developed a plan in 2007 to invest in green energy research to develop a source of renewable energy cheaper than coal and they are on track to succeed.

Green Energy Czar Bill Weihl is energized and encouraged with the progress Google’s energy initiative has made in just two years, predicting a demonstration of successful projects within the next few years.

Weihl is currently involved with ongoing solar thermal projects, which differs from standard solar power technology, by using mirrors to direct the sun’s heat to produce a steam-powered turbine to create electricity.

During the last year, Weihl has seen progress being made in the cost effective production of the heliostat mirrors, needed to produce high temperatures to produce sufficient steam.

Despite all the progress, Weil realizes the odds are high and that the company may stumble in its renewable energy pursuits and be forced to reassess its direction. But Weihl and Google have the financial ability to bankroll the green energy projects on a workable scale and a strong belief in the concept.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the popular search engine company is successful in producing a cheap renewable energy source, where others have failed.

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One Response to “Google Forging Ahead on Solar Thermal Energy”

  1. solar panels on June 10th, 2009 11:15 pm

    I am glad that google is trying to go green by using renewable energy.They are setting up good examples for us.

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