Brilliant Light Power — TVP SunCell Test Videos

A new post on the Brilliant Light Power gives and update about their thermovoltaic SunCell (TVP)

Yesterday BLP released two new videos showing testing of two of their SunCells. They have modified the injection of hydrogen and ‘a catalyst’ to improve the performance. Here is the explanation:

. . “the injection is vertically inclined so that the injector nozzles can be positioned in the reservoirs away for the plasma zone. The elimination of direct plasma exposure prevents that tungsten nozzles from overheating and melting. Notice, the glowing injector nozzles of the December 19th video wherein melting of the tungsten injectors occurs in seconds unless the reaction power is decreased, or the radiative power transfer increased.”