SunRing™   |   Advanced Wireless Heliostat

This promising new technology is being developed and tested under cost-shared funding support from the U.S. SunShot Initiative.  For more information please see SunShot project profile or contact us.

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We are now testing refined prototypes of an advanced 27m  heliostat that is completely wireless, quick-to-assemble, easily-installed, and highly cost-competitive. 

 

Built on our innovative geared azimuth tracker, the heliostat's key advantages include:

  • Material-efficient steel space frame backing structure (patent pending)

  • Rapidly-installed non-excavated shallow foundations

  • Low-cost, fully-wireless drives and tracking controller

These innovations will greatly reduce the cost and timeline associated with solar field construction in new tower plants including our Dispatchable Solar Power plant design.

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