TRL 5

 (4 kWt prototype) 

Provide data on the ability to generate steam in a pressurized system in glasshouse enclosed parabolic trough in Calgary, Alberta.                                                                   ​​

Demonstrate the ability of the system to withstand hail and cold weather conditions without damage to the steam generating equipment.​​​​​​​

Attract funding to build a 1.5 MW SSG system.

TRL 6

 (1.7 MWt proof of concept) 

Generate steam in a glasshouse enclosed parabolic trough system for use in a district heating system in Calgary, Alberta.

 

Verify the economic viability of utility scale solar steam generators to produce steam for heavy industry in Alberta.

 

Provide equipment for training industrial solar steam system operators.​