Heliogen

By fatboy2281, November 19, 2019

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/11/19/business/heliogen-solar-energy-bill-gates/index.html
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Solar hot enough to make steel and concrete.
This sounds like it’s going to be big. I would imagine AI companies that are involved would stand to benefit as well. Since Bill Gates is involved maybe Microsoft?

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Interesting, & who are we to argue with Bill Gates? But the most easy-to-envision use case is making hydrogen, from water, I presume. So they’ll have to bring quantities of water (to create hydrogen using electrolysis) to wherever they locate the power plant. Previous solar oven plants have been located in dry locales like Nevada: good for sun shine. Not so good for water supply. Concerning cement or iron & steel: I don’t see it. Cement plants are located close to customers if at all possible, and yes, located with an eye to power supply. They draw a lot of… Read more »