The solar concentrator (solar dish) was designed for large scale concentrated solar power plant installations and our engineers made it simple. The design allows for fast mounting of major components and does not require optical or mirror alignment. Flat land is not required and the solar concentrator can be installed on hills.
With only a crew of 3 people, one solar concentrator (solar dish) can be installed from start to finish within 8 hours. The solar dish was designed to have most components pre-assembled to reduce the installation time.
The spacing requirements for the solar concentrator are approximately 10 x 20 meters to ensure maximum solar harvesting with the least amount of shading.
- The solar concentrator dish is designed to be assembled on the ground with the use of the Dish Mount Mechanical System (DMMS) that allows fast and easy installation of the trusses, reflective petals and skirting.
- The post is placed via a boom onto the foundation followed by the solar concentrator powertrain.
- Next, the completed dish is hoisted via boom and secured to the powertrain.
- The control system is mounted on the post and all quick connect plugs are installed to the powertrain control-interface board.
- The cooling assembly is secured and the absorber or electrical module (CPV / Stirling Engine) is installed and all necessary connections are performed.
Typical assembly time is 8 hours with 3 technicians.
Ideal Installation Locations
Suitable solar power plant sites should receive at least 2,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of sunlight radiation per m2 annually, however the best solar power plant site locations receive more than 2,800 kWh/m2/year.
The most promising areas for solar power plant sites of the world include the following regions:
- South-Western United States
- Central and South America
- North and Southern Africa
- the Mediterranean countries of Europe
- Middle East
- Desert plains of India & Pakistan
- Regions of the former Soviet Union
- Regions of China