Solar Tower Technologies (STT) announces the successful commissioning of the very first heliostat field in Saudi Arabia. The heliostat field consisting of 66 heliostats, 8 m2 reflector area each, has been installed and successfully commissioned within 3 weeks at the solar tower test site of the King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Prof. Dr. Hany Al-Ansary from King Saud University stated: “The heliostats from Solar Tower Technologies show the high quality we expected to achieve the high level of concentration required to achieve the targeted high temperatures of more than 700°C in our receiver. Both the quality of the image and the precision of tracking even at high wind exceed the quality of heliostats I have seen in other commercial installations.”
“The quality of the components and the robust design of the STT-heliostat has proven to be the right approach for such an installation” adds Dr. Philipp Schramek, CTO of STT. “The proprietary heliostat field control system based on a joint development with Bosch Rexroth allows precise control and calibration of the heliostat field and is suitable for fields with several thousands of heliostats“
Besides the 8 m2 heliostat installed in Riyadh, STT offers as well a 17 m2 heliostat for solar tower plants in MW-range based on the same technology.
Both heliostat technologies and the heliostat field control system are available to interested parties.