|which roll along a concentric rail set. The rails are made of pipe, which also |
circulate coolant and compose a giant radiator basin for heat rejection.
In Solar Energy Systems, the suns energy is intercepted which would have struck
the ground and is ultimately necessary for the eco system of the land. In the Sun
Dial™ design, the heat is just borrowed.
The mirrors intercept it, and send it to storage, via the central receiver. The heat
exchanger and turbine convert the heat into electricity and then reject the excess
heat back into the collection basin.
For every 5 units of gathered energy, 1 unit is converted to electricity, and 4 units
are returned to the eco system.
|Construction contracts will be awarded to General Commercial Contractors local |
|to the site of installation for skilled labor.|
|Mirror Cart assembly provides ~3000 Direct Labor Hours per Megawatt of local |
Materials, Components, assemblies, sub-assemblies and resources used in the
Sun Dial are commonly available and are 100 % domestic American source.
High Thermal Concentration
The high concentration of solar energy produces high grade thermal energy, in
excess of 1000 Degrees Fahrenheit, which yields higher efficiencies and allows
for the use of standard power plant steam turbine generation technology.
Single Thermal Storage Tank
Single Tank Design reduces the cost for a second storage tank of equal size, as
well as the tall structure becomes part of the Flux Receiver Tower, thereby
creating a cost savings overlap.
Peak Cosine Efficiency
The Proprietary Flux Gathering Array Design maximizes Cosine Efficiency,
providing 25% more daily yield per square foot of mirror area verses traditional
Minimized Heat Trace
Expensive Insulated Piping and Interconnect is almost non existent with the Flux Automated Nightly Cleaning and Inspection
Sun Dial™ design, for all critical heat paths.
In the Heat Collection loop, with the receiver located at the top of the Thermal
Storage Tank, there are no piping requirements to transport the molten thermal
medium across distance.
In the Steam Power loop, a Heat Exchanger / Boiler is located at the base of the
Thermal Storage Tank, drawing directly from its top layer to superheat the steam
which directly drives the turbine bank and is immediately condensed into the
condensing unit, at the exhaust ports of the turbine bank.
Integrated mirror cleaning and inspection system operates nightly to prep the
entire mirror array for each new dawn.
Within each row of mirrors, located at the Polar North position, is a mirror
cleaning system. While the mirrors travel from the Eastern most evening
position, back to the Western most Sunrise position, they pass the clean station
like a waterless drive through car wash.
Reduced Land Cost
The Sun Dial™ employs a proprietary “Dry Air Condensing System” for Rankine
Cycle heat rejection. In this design, no water is necessary, which allows
placement on land which is lower in value.
The Sun Dial™,100% domestic product and labor, by design is composed of
components and elements which are prefabricated or off the shelf, making the
construction phase primarily a composition of expedient assembly and installation.
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