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Posted Sun Feb 24 2008: from Sandia National Laboratories:
Sandia, Stirling Energy Systems set new world record for solar-to-grid conversion efficiency
31.25 percent efficiency rate topples 1984 record
"Gaining two whole points of conversion efficiency in this type of system is phenomenal," says Bruce Osborn, SES president and CEO. "This is a significant advancement that takes our dish engine systems well beyond the capacities of any other solar dish collectors and one step closer to commercializing an affordable system."
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"Affordable" is a relative term, of course. If oil hits $200 this fall, this'll be a bargain.

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