Southwest Solar Technologies Inc. announced its development program for a concentrated solar power technology that will serve industrial needs for process heat and steam.
The Company’s system uses a concentrating solar dish with mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy to power a high-efficiency gas turbine engine.
Thrice as large as conventional dish designs, the concentrated solar energy collection area is spread over 320 square meters and is about 75 ft in diameter.
Southwest Solar Technologies Inc. announced today that it has commissioned the largest commercial solar thermal dish in North America, one of the largest in the world.
Founded in 2008, the company is focused on this unique approach to provide concentrated solar energy (CSP) while using no cooling water, and with the capability of firm power using backup fuel and energy storage.
Southwest Solar is the developer of an innovative utility-scale power system that combines the efficiency of dish concentrating thermal solar power with the reliability of a turbine.