Solar Dishes

Solar Dish Picture

The so-called Solar Dish is a combination of a satellite-dish, the receiver technology of the Power Towers and a Stirling Engine.

It generates electricity in the 5kW to 25kW range, therefore it's used as a stand alone generator for back locations and to produce moderate quantities of power when a large number of dishes is used contiguous.

Solar Dishes use a parabolic mirror to concentrate solar energy at a focal point in front of it. A receiver which converts the energy of the sun rays into heat is mounted at the focal point. The gained heat (approx. 1200F to 1470F) is used to driving a Stirling Engine that generates electricity.

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Thu Dec 19 14:02:56 MET 1996