German heliostat tracker raises bar for Concentrated Solar Power tower accuracy

Tests of a new rapid heliostat calibration system show millimetres of error at the receiver and could be tested at commercial plants within a year, Gregor Bern, project manager at Fraunhofer ISE, told Reuters Events. A new heliostat alignment technology developed in Germany highlights the widening range of cost-saving products [...]

HelioControl Project Completed: Determination and control of aim points for heliostat fields in operation

Among concentrated solar power plants, solar tower systems are considered to have the greatest potential in terms of efficiency and cost reduction. In particular, costs can be saved on mirrors (heliostats), which account for between 30 and 40 percent of the investment. Frequent calibration or control of the heliostat [...]

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