Maximus Dish project
The Project is a large-scale Stirling dish power plant with a total installed capacity of 75.3 MWe, located in the north west of Greece in the region of Florina. The plant consists of 25160 Stirling dish units, each of the 3 kW rated power output. The plant is composed of 37 small power plants of modular design, built on different land plots, which will be connected to the grid via a single connection point. The Stirling dish unit consists of a cavity receiver that captures the concentrated solar irradiation from the parabolic-shaped reflector, a free- piston Stirling engine (FPSE) that converts the solar energy to electricity and a closed loop air driven cooling system. The concentrator is mounted on a structure with a two-axis tracking system to follow the sun.