Thursday, March 18, 2010

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) Testing Aluminum Solar Power Mirrors

Alcoa Testing Aluminum Mirrors for Solar Power

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is working with the National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado to test how mirrors made with aluminum will work in place of glass to generate solar power.

The two entities are testing how aluminum mirror collect energy outdoors, with results from the experiments not too far off, with expectations they'll be released in the second quarter.

Over the long haul. Alcoa is participating in the experiment because they think aluminium will last longer and be more cost-effective if it collects energy efficiently.

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