Why nobody else has done this in the last 10 years I have no idea, but at least someone has done it now. Leveraging AI to get superhigh temps on a solar concentrator array - enough to economically split H from H2O for hydrogen fuel.
Heliogen uses computer vision software, automatic edge detection and other sophisticated technology to train a field of mirrors to reflect solar beams to one single spot.
Heliogen said it is generating so much heat that its technology could eventually be used to create clean hydrogen at scale. That carbon-free hydrogen could then be turned into a fuel for trucks and airplanes.
"If you can make hydrogen that's green, that's a gamechanger," said Gross. "Long term, we want to be the green hydrogen company."