Make Mini Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Plant to Explain Working

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Introduction: Make Mini Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Plant to Explain Working

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Concentrated solar thermal power plants produce electricity from the heat from sun’s rays. It’s an effective source of large-scale energy production.

Firstly a solar farm is made up of heliostats. These are computer controlled mirrors which follow the movement of the sun in order to best reflect its rays towards a central point throughout the day. A solar farm can include from several hundred to several thousand heliostats which communicate with each other over wifi in order to optimize their yield.

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Step 1: Steps to Make Mini Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Plant

Step 1:

Heliostats are the building blocks of a CONCENTRATED SOLAR TECHNOLOGY. Watch the video carefully to learn how we constructed a heliostats model from reeper pieces, Aluminium sheet and mirror pieces. Take care while handling Glass pieces. The more heliostats you make the more it would be beautiful.

Step 2:

Connect all 100 heliostats on a 3*3 feet ACP Sheet as shown in the Video.

Step 3:

Now construct the tower, receiver and other necessary lighting systems.

Step 4:

Now is the Time to Learn the working Principle behind Concentrating Solar power tower technology. Look at these diagrams, then carefully watch the second half of the video.

Step 5:

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redrok

6 weeks ago

Hi Newphysicist_com;

Just a thought, since you are thinking about a field of heliostats.

Take a look at my webpage on what I call "ARC HELIOSTAT ARRAY".

http://www.redrok.com/archeliostat.htm

There is great simplification in controlls when the individual heliostats are arranged in concentric circles arround the central tower.

Have fun!

redrok

I am very confused does this acctually work???

Thanks a lot for your A++ project idea. One remark. Is it possible to paint an even surface to get the heliostat ready with less effort? I actually working on some scale project to evaluate PV installation before implementation in real size.

Wait... Molten salt!?

Can you pls review my english pronunciation in the video? Sorry, I'm not a native english speaker..