TECHNOLOGY:  

Solar Concentrator/Converter

AFFILIATION:   Steam Torch Inc., Santa Barbara, California, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Energy & Resilience
Area: Power Generation
Tech Readiness: TRL 5

Tech Brief: Captures solar power and converts it to high temperature thermal energy with a parabolic reflector arrangement – no mirrors are used; the parabolic dishes panels consist of reflective foil stretched onto a substrate form. Designed and manufactured in the USA.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Can be employed to help National Defense organizations facilities meet Executive Order 13693 "to cut the Federal Government’s greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels and increase the share of electricity the Federal Government consumes from renewable sources to 30 percent". All materials are sourced and manufactured within the USA providing secure source of renewable energy. • High efficiency, economical, transportable, lightweight. The dish tracks suns path throughout the day Can be used in harsh robust operational context to provide energy for Forward Operational Bases eliminating or reducing the need to transport fossil fuels.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Website: http://www.steamtorch.com
Booth Number: W817