I recently have seen an article on creating electricity with an array of parabolic mirrors to create steam. Does anyone know of a good source that is dicussing this topic. I have a great interest in this and would like to investigate further on the matter. Maybe you might have some input or a view on this topic as well. I'm interested in hearing all views of this subject.

 

Here is a link to a Siemens project that got me thinking about down sizing this to a residential version. I could design the turbine but would need help with the rest.

powergeneration.pdf

 

Here is a document that I found on this subject that shows someother interesting points.

solar_trough.pdf

 

Other thoughts on creating steam, we could heat our home with the steam from the array while it is generating power. All this energy that beams down on us and all is wasted. I'm sure this is just the beginning of this format and there will be much more we can derive from the sun.

 

Any thoughts you might have would be helpful.

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In the past Southern California Edison has had various solar power projects.  One of them used a field of mirrors focused on a heat exchanger or boiler.  There should be information and data out there on these projects and perhaps on the proof of concept designs that used smaller apparatus.

 

www.edison.com

Thank You!

Dana Patelzick said:

In the past Southern California Edison has had various solar power projects.  One of them used a field of mirrors focused on a heat exchanger or boiler.  There should be information and data out there on these projects and perhaps on the proof of concept designs that used smaller apparatus.

 

www.edison.com

Hello,

 

www.redrok.com provides a wealth of info pertaining to heliostats and parabolic reflectors.  They also provide supplier data and sources for many materials needed for projects. You may have to type the link manually in your browser if the link shown does not work.  .  

Not sure if this will help, but here's a Design World article from a few years ago on the topic:

 

http://www.designworldonline.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=3301

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