Solar Concentrator

The Solar Concentrator is a prototype built by Prometheus Solar Technologies in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and recently tested by Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AI-TF) in Edmonton, Alberta. The unit is able to concentrate the sun’s energy to achieve temperatures in excess of 2,000 degrees C, sufficient to melt metal. The unit will be located near the new Bio-Energy Centre, allowing high grade heat produced during use to also be used in the Bio-Energy Centre for testing processes like materials drying. The unit can be securely stored in the new enclosed building and rolled out for use. The unit contains mirrors that are approximately 4X8 feet in size to concentrate the sun’s rays.

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