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.

Concentrati ng Solar T hermal Power

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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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10 Discussions


7 months 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".

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

Have fun!



8 months ago

I am very confused does this acctually work???


1 year ago

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.


1 year ago

Wait... Molten salt!?


Reply 2 years ago

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