Cool Earth Solar

Cool Earth Solar has developed a breakthrough solar technology that can ultimately produce enough clean energy to address the global energy crisis.

Location: 
Livermore, CA
Type: 
Corporation
Category: 
Solar
Website: 
http://www.coolearthsolar.com

Cool Earth Solar has developed a breakthrough solar technology that can ultimately produce enough clean energy to address the global energy crisis. This technology dramatically reduces the cost and time to develop solar power plants capable of generating massive amounts of clean energy at prices competitive with fossil fuels.

We believe that a global energy solution has to plug into existing power grids. Solar panels on rooftops are great, but they can't power industries or deliver enough electric power to many of the densely populated urban centers. So, we are creating and building our own solar power plants based on our proprietary concentrated-photovoltaic (CPV) technology. These plants on a large scale have the potential to "reshape solar energy" by providing gigawatts of clean power at a scale that will make a difference. Cool Earth's plants will compete economically head-to-head with electrical plants fired by coal and other conventional fossil fuels.

Our technology is not waiting for yet another miracle. It requires no government subsidies, uses no rare elements or expensive materials. Our design is scalable, and our architecture minimizes resources, making use of inexpensive and free materials such as thin film plastic and air. This approach radically reduces material requirements as well as plant deployment costs and time. With the cost per kilowatt-hour brought into a competitive range, the benefits of solar energy—clean, renewable, environmentally responsible—will have a chance to shine.

Bottom line: A clean energy solution that massively scales to meet the world's power demands at prices competitive with traditional fossil fuels.


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Cool Earth Solar is one of the GoingGreen 2009 top 100 private companies.

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