Device harnesses sun to boost natural gas plant output

09/3/2013 | Seattle Times, The

A device that uses heat from the sun to produce a clean-burning fuel from natural gas and water could be a useful adjunct to natural gas power plants, boosting electricity output as much as 25%. The sun-powered device is being tested at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state. "Of all the projects I've worked on at PNNL, this is probably the most economically viable. No matter what the price [of natural gas] is, you can improve the energy value," said systems engineer Rick Cameron.

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