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Solar Concentrator for Hydrogen & Electricity Production

CPV Solar Concentrator Technology for Hydrogen & Electricity Production

Hydrogen Generation

Our Hydrogen Solar Power Plant utilizes solar concentrator technology with electrolyzer integration to produce hydrogen from water at the low cost of $1.31/kg versus $2.08/kg

Solar Electricity

The SolarBeam Solar Dish is a solar concentrator technology that can be used with HCPV / CPV multi-junction solar cell technology, free piston stirling engine, and steam engine technologies.

Solar Water Desalination

Utilizing the hybrid CPV solar concentrator for solar water desalination will provide operators of water desalination plants with immediate energy savings.

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CPV Solar Concentrator Technology with Electrolyser

The 9 meter solar concentrator with integrated CPV (concentrated photo-voltaic) technology is designed to power an electrolyzer to generate hydrogen from water. The CPV Solar Concentrator Technology with Electrolyser can achieve the following:

  • Hydrogen Plant Energy Efficiency – 23% versus PV technology with electrolyser 9.75%
  • Levelized Cost Of Hydrogen – $1.31/kg versus SMR $2.08/kg
  • Cost Competitive with Methane Reforming Processes (SMR $2.08/kg)
  • Daily Hydrogen Production – 300kg
  • Scalable to 10,000kg of H2/day
  • Container based for easy deployment
  • Hydrogen Plant requires Only 4m2 of CPV cells versus 15,600m2 of PV cells to produce 300kg of H2/day
  • Environmentally Friendly

Concentrated Solar Power Technological Breakthrough

The patent pending engineered Light Lens has been designed to achieve a uniform square light distribution on a single 200mm x 200mm HCPV / CPV dense array module (20 KW). Our Light Lens technology compensates for imperfections of manufacturing the reflective dish and assembly and creates a uniform light pattern on the HCPV (high-concentration photovoltaics) module.

 

Standard CPV (concentrator photovoltaics) Fresnel systems use multiple Fresnel lenses and require optical devices for each HCPV cell which adds to cost, complexity, and reliability issues.

Solar Concentrator Worldwide Installation History

In 2010, Solartron developed a commercial 4.5 meter parabolic solar concentrator to provide peak 12 kWh (40,900 BTU). The concentrator was implemented in 48 locations worldwide ranging from desert to snow/ice condition and provided thermal energy.

 

The concentrated solar power technology was the first system receive international thermal certifications for Canada (CSA), USA (SRCC), Europe (, Australia and New Zealand. The successful deployment of the solar dish furthered the development of the 7.5 meter dish in 2013 and in 2016 the 9 meter hybrid solar concentrator was developed. 

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Build Your Own Solar Hydrogen Power Plant

New technologies are available to use solar concentrator technology to generate your own hydrogen & electricity. Hydrogen fuel is considered to be the EV (electric vehicle) killer. Learn from over 10 years of R&D how to build your own solar power plant!

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Download the datasheet for the 9 Meter Solar Concentrator

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