The number is the use of computer vision (also known as AI form) to align a large array of mirrors as they reflect sunlight on a single target. This allows for an accuracy that has not been possible before.
There is still a long way to go before the technology is put into actual use. Heliogen reached record levels of heat in the first day of operation of its plant, company founder Bill Gross told CNN . While impressive, this will not immediately become a practical solution.
However, the consequences are enormous. As Gates noted in the announcement, industrial processes are responsible for over 20 percent of emissions. If technology can reduce even one part of these emissions, it could help to keep global warming under control. Heliogen also has greater ambitions. It eventually hopes to reach temperatures of 2,732F, which would be hot enough to generate hydrogen and synthetic gas. At this point, you would use clean energy to produce cleaner energy ̵