concentrated solar power + storage

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  • The system is made up of proven technology components meaning low ‘technological risk’. Solar thermal collection has been successfully implemented in various projects over the last 10 years and heat exchangers and steam turbines have been used since the late 1800s. The properties of graphite are well documented and tested since its first recorded use in the 16th century.
  • The highly efficient toroidal heliostats reduce the capital cost of the system as they are capable of collecting more energy per unit than other heliostat systems.
  • The high steam temperatures in the system allow the use of high efficiency steam turbines.
  • Graphite provides an economical storage source with “no moving parts” or corrosive chemicals.
  • Graphite is extremely stable, maintaining its structure up to 3200oC.
  • The Solastor System is modular. This allows for an economical and easy way to vary the size of a project.
  • An individual module requires a maximum of 2500 square meters of flat land. This allows a project to be constructed on sloping terrain with minimal earthworks.
  • The system can generate electricity at night or during days of low solar activity because of its in-built storage capability.