CNN PRODUCER NOTE JimFalbo says "This is different than your standard Photo voltaic (PV) solar cell technology you typically see on roofs of buildings. CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) focuses a large amount of sunlight into a small space, just like a magnifying lens burning a leaf. But just as with a magnifying lens, you have to have the angle and distance correct to properly focus the beam. We are doing the same thing with this project with a little math and some computer controls onto a tank of water to create steam pressure. I feel CSP should play a bigger role in renewable energy in the U.S."
- wattsjen, CNN iReport producer