eSolar completes several successful tests at Sundrop Farms
PORT AUGUSTA, South Australia – June 24, 2016 – eSolar®, has completed several successful tests of our solar collector system at the Sundrop Farms’ plant in Port Augusta, SA. Our heliostat field construction has completed and our calibration and control systems are functioning excellently. With the receiver completed, it is time to start creating steam. This post provides a few images from our recent testing. This plant is a great application of concentrated solar power (CSP), producing desalinated water, electricity and heat for a 20-hectare greenhouse farm.
eSolar takes a unique approach to CSP. Our modular approach and high volume, automotive-like, design-for-cost methodology keeps production costs down, facilitates improved testing, allows for easy installation, simplifies operations, and minimizes long term maintenance costs. eSolar’s world class software provides both in-depth modeling capabilities enabling optimized plant design and a flexible, scalable, fault-tolerant control system capable of controlling hundreds of thousands of heliostats. eSolar has incorporated the cumulative lessons from over a billion hours of heliostat operation into our product and we have a supply chain in place and geared up. To learn more about eSolar contact us or email us @ info@eSolar.com.