Vast Solar – low cost and high efficiency
Posted on February 14, 2018
In 2013, H&D Engineering was invited to participate in the design of a concentrated solar power pilot plant in Australia. H&D cooperated with the R&D division of Skoda Doosan Power on the project, which aims to significantly change the energy market conditions and increase the ratio of renewable resources in Australia and other countries. The end client, Vast Solar, aims to re-engineer the future of large scale solar to transform world energy systems. It plans to do this by delivering efficient, modular Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) technology with affordable storage.
Vast Solar’s Jemalong pilot plant makes use of CSP technology and is located close to Forbes, in NSW, Australia. The plant consists of five solar fields, each with approximately 700 mirrors, or heliostats. The heliostats can be focused on a 27 meter high tower to heat the main heat transfer fluid.