Solartron Energy Systems Inc. has developed a parabolic solar concentrator that tracks the sun throughout the day, providing up to 12kW of thermal heat per hour. This remarkable system is perfect for process heating or cooling applications that require a lot of solar hot water for heating or cooling purposes. At a direct solar radiation of 1000 w/m2, the SolarBeam can produce 12kW of thermal heat and water temperature up to 95 C (200 F). The SolarBeam has SRCC certification so it qualifies for rebates in Australia. The solar radiation in Australia is between 900 to 1100 w/m2, which means the SolarBeam can provide the maximum output of thermal energy, making it very efficient. The remarkable aspect of this system is that the SolarBeam can provide solar hot water at any temperature required, and maintain it for the course of the day. This solar hot water system can track the sun and provide solar hot water until it notices that the hot water tanks have reached their optimum temperature. Once this has been achieved, the SolarBeam will stop tracking the sun, until it notices that the temperature in the hot water tanks is dropping, then it will start tracking again. The SolarBeam Concentrator is the only parabolic solar hot water system that will have CSA (Canada), Global Mark (Australia), SolarKeymark (Europe) and SRCC (USA) certification for rebates. The SolarBeam is sold through trained distributors throughout the world
- Payback is 6 years versus 20+ more years on solar flate plate panels or 15 years on evacuated tube when used in process heat applications
- You would need 15 flat panels to equal the energy generated by 1 SolarBeam in process heat applications
- SolarBeam qualifies for incentives in North America, Europe and Australia
The SolarBeam Concentrator can be used in solar heating, solar hot water and air conditioning applications. Since the SolarBeam Concentrator tracks the sun, it is more efficient than flat panels and evacuated tube panels. The SolarBeam can be used at schools, fire stations, commercial buildings, wineries, hospitals, greenhouses, homes etc.
SOLAR RESOURCE MAP
Click on the interactive map to see the direct beam radiation for your area.
Solar concentrators use direct beam radiation which is better than global radiation because the intensity is higher. To see the direct beam radiation in the map, click on “Map Tools”, then click “Direct Normal Irradiance”. This will show the radiation level for concentrating solar concentrators around the world. Click on your location and the radiation data for your region will automatically display. If your radiation level is higher than 3.5 kWh, then the SolarBeam is an excellent choice.