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Glass Point

GlassPoint steam generators were designed to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry. They accept exactly the same feed water quality as an oilfield once through steam generator (OTSG) and they generate exactly the same steam conditions. Particular attention has been paid to minimizing both capital costs and operating costs, bearing in mind the unique Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) requirements of the oilfield environment.
http://www.glasspoint.com

LightManufacturing System

LightManufacturing builds high performance heliostats (the H1 heliostat) and complete solar thermal manufacturing systems.  Their off-grid Solar Rotational Molding Systems make plastic parts with heat from the sun, without fossil fuels, for a savings of 10%-30% compared to traditional rotomolding.  LightManufacturing heliostat solar thermal systems also dry agricultural products, heat and light buildings, and generate steam.

http://www.lightmanufacturingsystems.com

Graphite Energy - solar concentrator with storage

Graphite Energy was established in 2008 to develop and bring to market solar thermal receiver technology.

The company is privately owned and is focused on development and supply of its principle product, the G1-SSR, which is a simple and robust solar superheater and storage receiver.
http://www.graphiteenergy.com

Monarch Power Solar Lotus

The Lotus shall generate both electricity and hot water. The Monarch Lotus mimics the remarkable Lotus plant, which holds a special place in Asia. It is seen as a symbol of purity (grows out of muddy water yet remaining untainted), beauty (not only for its colorful flowers but also its distinctive leaves and pods), prosperity (every part of the lotus plant is edible), and perseverance.

http://www.monarch-power.com/blog/2012/02/28/introducing-the-monarch-lotus/

Sopogy MicroCSP


Sopogy pioneered Micro-Scaled Concentrating Solar Power or "MicroCSP" technologies.  Sopogy's MicroCSP systems cost the same to install conventional Photovoltaic solar systems but increase the amount of energy generated bringing better investment returns to our customers. 

http://www.sopogy.com

Solar Lite CSP power stations

Solarlite develops and builds decentralised solar thermal parabolic trough power plants (Concentrated Solar Power). For the first time worldwide, the company is applying direct steam generation commercially in a power plant. With the SL 4600, the company has successfully developed a parabolic trough collector made with a combination of glass fibre composite material and an efficient thin-film glass mirror.

http://www.solarlite.de/en/power_plants.cfm

Solar Reserve - heliostat with tracking mirrors
SolarReserve’s technology, typically referred to as Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), uses thousands of mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a central point to generate heat, which in turn is used to generate electricity. More than 10 thousand tracking mirrors called heliostats reside in a 1,500 acre field, where they reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a large heat exchanger called a receiver that sits atop a 550-foot tower.
http://www.solar-reserve.com

Areva Solar

AREVA Solar, an AREVA subsidiary owned in its entirety by the Group, designs, manufactures and installs solar steam generators for the global power generation and industrial steam needs of its customers in a dependable, market-competitive and environmentally responsible manner. AREVA Solar serves a broad range of power and industrial steam customers, providing fully integrated solar thermal product offerings.


http://www.areva.com

eSolar Concentrating Solar Power

eSolar designs and develops Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) projects that start at 46MW and are scalable to any size. eSolar power plant technology utilizes small, flat mirrors which track the sun with high precision and reflect the sun's heat to a tower-mounted receiver, which boils water to create steam. This steam powers a traditional turbine and generator to produce electricity.

http://www.esolar.com

Skyfuel Solar Thermal Power

 

SkyFuel, Inc. is a solar thermal power technology and service provider founded in 2007. SkyFuel solar collectors harness solar radiation to produce steam for electricity generation and industrial applications. The Company is a leading supplier of utility-scale concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. 

http://www.skyfuel.com/

Chromasun Micro-Concentrator

The Chromasun Micro-Concentrator is a high performance solar collector that uses the same technology as utility scale solar systems, except now in a much smaller package. It has been designed purposely for rooftop integration. The MCT is low profile, lightweight and has no external moving parts so it’s simple to mount and easy to maintain. Using a 25X Fresnel reflector optic the MCT generates temperatures up to 400F (200C).

http://www.chromasun.com

Heliofocus Concentrator

All HelioFocus-developed solar applications use the same source of solar energy source: the dish, receiver, and heat logistics elements are used identically for the different solutions and applications. This configuration enables high commonality in hardware, achieving better cost values in high volume manufacturing.

http://www.heliofocus.com

eSolar Concentrating Solar Power

eSolar designs and develops Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) projects that start at 46MW and are scalable to any size. eSolar power plant technology utilizes small, flat mirrors which track the sun with high precision and reflect the sun's heat to a tower-mounted receiver, which boils water to create steam. This steam powers a traditional turbine and generator to produce electricity.

http://www.esolar.com/

SBP dish/Stirling systems

The project involved the construction of two 50 kW dish/Stirling systems close to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. These were the first large concentrators built using metal membrane technology, and they still are the largest dish/Stirling systems worldwide. The highly efficient Stirling motors were equipped for solar operation for the first time and a very innovative, state of the art drive and control system was developed.

http://www.sbp.de/en#sun/show/79-50_kW_Dish_Stirling_System

Wizard Power

Wizard Power Pty Limited was incorporated in 2005 to commercialise the research into concentrating solar thermal technologies originally undertaken by the Australian National University, where research into solar thermal concentrators and thermochemical energy conversion and storage systems began in the early 1970s.

http://www.wizardpower.com.au/

Solar Systems

The ultra-high efficiency concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) power generation system technology is based on the use of the company’s proprietary ‘Dense Array’ Convertor Technology which utilises the world’s highest efficiency triple junction (TJ) solar cells, capable of converting sunlight into electricity at around 40% efficiency. 

http://www.solarsystems.com.au

Scheffler concentrating heliostat mirrors

 

The Scheffler concentrating heliostat mirrors in an array for producing steam for a commercial kitchen in India. Right:  The Scheffler mirror. This small mirror uses a concentrating heliostat arrangement. However, its size is limited by its engineering design and application. This dish is about 10 sqr metres.


Solarsphere CSP Technology

The Solarsphere technology was developed by the late Richard von Braun. It used thin film structures to form a concentrating mirror. Pictured is the 8 metre diameter unit being tested. The designed promised a very large, very cheap concentrating mirror.

Sunpulse Stirling Engine

The Sun pulse, a innovative water pump using solar concentrator and stirling engine. At the front of the pump is a solar collector; this reflects sunlight towards the middle where it heats up the front of a Stirling Engine. Sunvention's unique design of Stirling engine uses air at atmospheric pressure as the working fluid, and pulses at a slow 30-60 times per minute. The pump can be attached to a rotary pump, or as shown, connected to a hydraulic cylinder.

http://www.tamera.org/index.php?id=886&L=0%2F%2Fassets%2Fsnippets%25