• HelioFocus Dish Demonstration Plant China

HelioFocus Dish Demonstration Plant China

Wuhai, Inner Mongolia, China, 2013

A 500 m² spot-focusing solar concentrator has been already developed in previous projects and built as prototype. This dish including the drive system was now been optimized to reduce mass and cost. The concentrator is designed as a trussed structure with 220 mirror facets made of curved glass. It is mounted on a turntable and tracks the sun along two axes hydraulically. The sunlight is concentrated onto a heat exchanger (receiver) generating hot air up to 1,000 °C. Eight identical systems were built whose energy is collected and converted to hot steam via an air-steam-heat exchanger. After further expansion of the plant the steam shall be fed into the steam process of a conventional coal-fired power plant.

  • Location

    Wuhai, Inner Mongolia, China

  • Cooperation

    Architecture Design & Research Institute, South China University of Technology, Wushan, Guangzhou (check engineering)

  • Client

    TAIQING Solar Thermal Power Co.

  • Contractor

    Jinggong Steel International, Shanghai, China

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, fabrication supervision; incl. drive system and optical analysis

  • Dish size 24 m x 23 m
  • Mirror surface 495 m²
  • Total mass 110 t
  • Focal length 14 m
  • Steel mass 58 t
  • HelioFocus Dish Demonstration Plant China
  • HelioFocus Dish Demonstration Plant China

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