samzenpus from the everything-collecting-the-sun dept.
coondoggie writes "The US Department of Energy today said it was conditionally committing $2 billion to develop two concentrating solar power projects that it says will offer 500 megawatts of power combined, effectively doubling the nation's currently installed capacity of that type of power. Concentrated solar systems typically use parabolic mirrors to collect solar energy."
"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..."
-- Professor in the UCB physics department