Advanced Solar Generators Move to Market in 2010
They could be ready for commercial deployment next year.
Precision mirrors are attached to a parabolic dish to focus the sun’s rays onto a receiver. The heat is transferred to a Sterling engine that subsequently produces up to 150 kilowatts of grid-ready electrical power.
Besides serving as a source of abundant green power, this latest batch of SunCatchers™, says Steve Cowman, Stirling Energy Systems chief executive officer, will be produced by the “automotive supply chain that offers high volume production through an assembly line process.”