Thanks to an electronic tracking system, it concentrates solar rays on the receiver tube.
Contains a heat transfer fluid that is heated to temperatures of up about 350°C.
It consists of a series of heat exchangers, which vaporize the heat transfer fluid.
Turbine + Alternator
The turbine converts thermal energy into electricity, using an organic Rankine cycle (ORC).
It cools the fluid leaving the turbine and condenses it. The cycle begins again.
Oil Storage Tank
The fluid coming from the system, leaving the turbine, is stored in special collectors.
Concentrated solar light is a concept that dates back to ancient times. Legend tells that Archimedes used a "heat reflector" to concentrate sunlight on the Roman fleet and drive them back from Syracuse.
After that, centuries passed until technology developed enough to produce electricity by concentrating solar energy. The first patent was given in 1886, while the first thermodynamic solar plant was created in Italy in 1968, and today we have modern high-efficiency systems.
The high temperatures reached in the heat transfer fluid correspond to high returns.
The thermal energy generated can be used in a number of industrial processes, from producing high pressure steam and electricity, to use in cooling cycles.
The heat transfer fluid is stored in special collectors, which allow operation even on cloudy days or during the night.
The electricity generated by the turbine can be modulated based on the load required and peaks that may arise on the electrical grid.
Towards the end of 2014, Enerray Morocco was awarded the tender issued by IRESEN (Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et en Energie Nouvelles) to construct a 1 MWe CSP-ORC plant in Ben Guèrir within the Ville Vert Mohammed VI, known as Green Energy Park, an area in which Enerray had previously installed a parabolic solar concentration system. It is planned to go into operation within the first half of 2016. For more details on the system, please consult the case study
With the objective of increasing awareness in the country around renewable energy, we signed a Cooperative Agreement with the Mohammed V University in Rabat. This document, signed by University President Wail Benjelloun and Enerray CEO Michele Scandellari, foresees the development of applied research projects for clean energy and implementation of solutions that use solar energy in industrial applications, as well as reciprocal sharing of associated scientific and technical research
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