Solar projects yielding exciting potential for dairies, other industries
A company started by UC Merced founding faculty member Roland Winston – and staffed by alumni – is looking for partners for some exciting solar projects. And the government could cover the costs.
Winston Cone Optics seeks to develop pilot projects that use solar energy to heat water, evaporate waste and remove salt from wastewater.
“Solar energy isn’t a new concept, but what makes our solar thermal collectors unique is the use of nonimaging optics to concentrate sunlight year-round from a stationary position,” said Winston. “The result is less maintenance, fewer components, and better efficiency and reliability.”
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