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Concentrated photovoltaic systems use mirrors to concentrate sunlight on a few highly efficient triple-junction solar cells. The concentrated “waste” heat can be used to purify brackish water.  By avoiding centralization, two of humanity’s most pressing needs—electrical power and clean water—could become more democratic with these small, even mobile solar systems.

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Past Conferences and Workshop Wrap-ups
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October 13, 2012  2nr Phoenix Astro-Solar Workshop
        Power and Water Purification Systems (Wrap-up)

Nov. 12, 2011 Mobile Off-Grid Solar CPV Electrical
        Power and Water Purification Systems (Wrap-up)

Dec. 3, 2011 Solar CPV Electrical Power and Water
         Purification Systems
 (Wrap-up)

Jan. 20-22, 2012 Hawaii Conference: Meter-Class
         Astronomy (Mirror Technology) (Wrap-up)

October 13,  2013 Clean Tech Social Enterprise for the
         Developing World  (Tentative)

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on Product Economics, Competitiveness, and Humanitarian Impact

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Product Design, Prototyping, and Development Initiatives

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