BALTIMORE, Dec. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kalahari Greentech, Inc. (Pink Sheets:KHGT) released a statement today announcing that Kalahari Greentech has found a gas turbine designed to operate in the temperature range of its solar collector.
The turbine design focuses on waste heat around the range of 100 degrees Centigrade or 212 degrees Fahrenheit. The efficiency of the turbines improve with an increase in the temperature difference.
The Tri-brid system competes successfully with photo-voltaic generation and is cost-effective. Kalahari's Solar Collector also presents opportunities for other sources of waste heat to be integrated into the basic power generation system.
According to a U.S. Department of Energy news release dated March 25, 2009, entitled, "Solar Energy Grew at a Record Pace in 2008," solar energy deployment increased at a record pace in the United States and throughout the world in 2008. On March 19, 2009 the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released its "2008 U.S. Solar Industry Year in Review," which found that U.S. solar energy capacity increased by 17% the past year, reaching the equivalent of 8,775 megawatts (MW). The SEIA report also notes that the United States installed 342 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) electric power, 139 thermal megawatts (MWTh) of solar water heating, 762 MWTh of pool heating, and 21 MWTh of solar space heating and cooling in 2008. (Source: ).
Robert Matthews, Chief Engineer for Kalahari Greentech, states, "Kalahari's Solar Collector addresses the matters of collector and system efficiency to build a single cost-effective unit. To do this, the collector operates three functions simultaneously to enhance system performance. Hence, it has been labeled as a 'Tri-Brid' system. Since the three functions take place together, Kalahari's combination Thermal-Voltaic Solar Collector proves to be a cost-effective unit."
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About Kalahari Greentech, Inc.: Kalahari Greentech Inc. is an energy company focused on developing, constructing and operating wind and solar energy projects, either on its own or in partnership with other energy companies. The company's main focus is to seek out opportunities to utilize its technology to develop renewable energy sources.
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