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.
The units are fully grid independent and were operated continuously until the mid 90s.
Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie (BMFT), Bonn;KACST, Riad
- Our Scope of Work
conceptual design, detailed design, site supervision