SolarSteam’s technology is specifically designed to operate in extreme climates. Our system uses an array of lightweight solar curved (trough) mirrors inside a transparent enclosed structure to concentrate the sun’s thermal energy onto a receiver. The concentrated sunlight is used to directly heat pressurized water to produce steam or hot water that can be utilized for industrial purposes. SolarSteam’s system can accept boiler feed water and generate steam at temperatures up to 550°C and 110 bar.
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SolarSteam’s concentrated solar generators have been adapted to work alongside the customer’s existing boilers providing supplementary renewable heat. Such plug-and-play hybrid integration will allow for a constant thermal energy supply while improving performance and saving on operational costs by reducing fuel consumption and environmental impacts.
A transparent membrane enclosure increases efficiency by protecting the solar field from harsh weather conditions and uses innovative construction designs to keep the structures and mirrors clean, which has been a major issue for concentrated solar technology in the past. Keeping the collectors sheltered reduces capital cost by allowing for lightweight materials that don’t require rigid foundations and expensive controls.
Our enclosure is custom designed to allow for optimum light transmissivity enabling maximum sun absorption and concentration while keeping our collectors protected from the elements.
Our system is designed with modularity in mind to allow for simple shipping, commissioning, scalability, and maintenance while keeping costs low and construction cycles down.