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Optimized Performance :: Low Cost
The optimized parabolic SunCatcher™ Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology offers the highest efficiency and performance at competitive costs.
Terrain Tolerance :: Flexibility
The SunCatcher™ unique modularity allows the units to be installed on sloping land with up to a 10% grade. This significantly reduces the requirements for grading of sites and minimizes the ground disturbance.
Modular :: Scalable
Each SunCatcher™ generates 25kW of grid‐quality electricity immediately as they’re connected to the power grid. SunCatcher solar power plants can scale from 25MW to nearly 1,000MW. The SunCatcher™ offers a modular ‘plug & play’ design that simply replaces a subsystem when needed on site with minimal impact on operations. There are no wait times for parts or engines which optimizes on‐grid availability. The SunCatcher™ sets a new standard for cost effective modularity and scalability.
vs. Concentrating Solar Power
Highest Conversion Efficiency :: Solar‐To‐Grid Electricity
The SunCatcher™ consists of a unique parabolic dish solar concentrator consisting of curved glass mirror facets which reflect and concentrate sunlight into the Power Conversion Unit. The SunCatcher generates an average efficiency of 26% and holds the world’s highest solar energy‐to‐grid quality electricity peak conversion efficiency at 31.25%.
Lowest Water Use :: Significant Cost Savings
The SunCatcher™ does not consume any water for electricity generation or cooling cycles. SunCatcher solar power plant water use is minimal for washing the dish mirrors.
Other CSP technology designs require certain turbine generator power capacities as energy demands change. Changing out large turbines to match capacity is costly, and, impacts the solar power plant on-line availability.
The SunCatcher™ Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology offers the highest efficiency, zero water use for power production and competitive costs.