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Telescope pioneer Angel sees solar power in new light 

01 July 2009

Visionary work by telescope mirror pioneer Roger Angel aimed at developing a new method for producing efficient, inexpensive solar power is featured in a recent article from the Arizona Daily Star. Angel is a longtime participant in the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation symposium.

According to the report, the project will utilize mirrors to focus the power from multiple suns in an optics-based system to produce electricity cost-efficiently.

Angel has been at the Univ. of Arizona Steward Observatory since 1974, and has been involved in the design of mirrors for several major projects. He has served as Symposium Chair and on program committees for several SPIE astronomy conferences, and has published more than 130 papers with SPIE.

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