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High tech, high gain solar power installed in Kona

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Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

A new Skyline Solar High Gain Solar 1000 system at the Kona headquarters of Metcalf West, a construction firm specializing in the low-cost development of affordable housing, was dedicated on Tuesday (Aug 31) in Kona with Governor Linda Lingle on hand for the ceremony.

Instead of a normal flat photovoltaic panel the system uses reflectors to concentrate the sun’s rays upon strips of high gain solar panels. The result is a 90% reduction in the amount of expensive silicon solar cells used. The high heat generated from the concentrated sun would normally reduce the efficiency of the system so the cells are backed by cooling fins to keep temperatures down.

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Governor Linda Lingle was on hand for the d

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