Global CSP – The way forward for the Pacific Islands

A revolutionary solution to delivering 100% renewable uninterrupted power

UK Trade and Investment in New Zealand are representing UK- based Global CSP at the ‘Transforming Pacific Energy Systems’ conference in Honolulu on the 21-23 July.

It is now widely accepted Hybrid technologies is the new frontier to achieve best performance and uninterrupted supply of power, it is a mix of renewable energies working together providing a smart grid effect that will provide a secure energy future.

Global CSP provide a pioneering solution by delivering uninterrupted power by using Concentrated Solar Power (CSP). Global CSP’s sealed all weather parabolic troughs, cogenerating with Biomass using Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) will ensure a 24/7 reliable service, cost effective, robust, totally recyclable with no toxic elements, with a life span of 25+years and a low maintenance programme, they believe this is the way forward and addresses many of energy issues within the Pacific Islands.

Global CSP are in discussions with Governments within the Pacific Islands where this solution could help them reach their goals of 100% renewable energy by 2020.
The CSP / Biomass hybrid system can utilise home- grown Biomass, creating permanent jobs in these new industries.
Global CSP selected and have partnered up with Mitsubishi-owned Turboden, to supply the ORC generators, they selected the ORC units for their proven track record of efficiency, reliability, ease of operation and low maintenance costs
The Hybrid CSP / Biomass power plants will be able to operate in many sunny climates around the world and are particularly suitable for the Pacific Islands who heavily rely on expensive and carbon producing diesel.

Global CSP selected to present at CleanEquity Monaco 2015

Global CSP has been selected to present their cutting edge technology at the prestigious Clean Equity Monaco conference on March 5th/ 6th.

Graham Provan, CEO of Global CSP will provide an insight into their innovative approach and aims to build stand-alone power plants for contract hire in off grid areas around the world using Concentrated Solar Power (CSP).

Global CSP have designed the world’s first sealed parabolic trough system. Their CSP technology is reliable and cost-effective able to cogenerate with other fuels for 24/7 generating. The system is fully recyclable with a lifespan of 25 + years. Their pioneering research and product development over the last 5 years has generated global interest and is likely to stir a lot of interest at the cleantech conference; the potential of this vast market offers a significant return on investment.

Graham Provan, CEO of Global CSP, commented:
“We have one world, it is important to rapidly upscale these clean technologies to counteract the damaging effects of climate change for future generations.”

CleanEquity® is a private conference, which features up to 30 of the world’s best in class next generation technology companies. Each company presents its vision and has the opportunity to network with the top financial and corporate investors, acquirers, established industry representatives, key policy makers, government officials, end users and international trade media.

Revolutionary products released by GLOBAL CSP – COLLECTORS, MOUNTING FRAMES AND PLATFORMS

The Global CSP solar collectors incorporate fully recyclable elements of construction

They make use of high technology laser cutting to provide accuracy of fit, and aircraft technology in bonded fabrication.

The use of composite materials allows for an element of carbon capture, adding to the Green Credentials of the captors.

Development of tilt able mounting frames, mechanisms and static bases for support and directional placing of prototype parabolic solar captors has been based on current British Standards such as BS 6399 (loading) and BS 5950 (steelwork).

However, designs will shortly be updated to relevant Euro codes. Computer analysis has been utilised in the design of critical elements. Design specification has been developed to accommodate a range of regional wind loadings, and differing ground conditions.

It is envisaged that ongoing design development will enable further cost savings to be made in support frames, power drives and captors. Fabrication will incorporate an effective and efficient Quality Assurance System which conforms to BSI ISO.9001 and which embodies quality of design, sound resource management and a commitment to continually review and improve the manufactured captors.

Global CSP long life, sealed, all weather proofed sun captor – AN INDUSTRY FIRST

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Designed in sizes with 1-3 metre apertures, using composite materials to construct a precision engineered, robust enclosed parabola trough sun captor to withstand all weather conditions, built to operate continuously at maximum efficiency with an estimated life span of over 25 years.

Sealed with toughened, scratch resistant, shatter proof, high transmission polycarbonate to protect the reflective lens against damage caused by inclement weather, sand blows, acid rain and dusty arid environments including blown objects, bird strikes that cause glass lens damage to the traditional open parabola systems.

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Our sealed sun captors require air hose use only for cleaning.
• Non use of water for cleaning
• Sealed to protect the parabolic reflective lens
• A long operating life with minimum maintenance costs.
• Flat packed, delivered to site, fabricated using precision engineered jigs for guaranteed accuracy
• Competitively priced against existing industry costs.

Global CSP unveil cutting edge technology

Solar Power Research Hothouse launched

Business weekly March 27th 2014

Cranfield University has cemented its importance in the field of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) with the opening of the Global CSP Laboratory.

The University is home to the largest CSP research activity in the UK and Cranfield is the only UK representative on the EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) Joint Committee on CSP.

The new laboratory – the UK Centre for Concentrating Solar Thermal Manufacturing, sponsored by UK Company Global CSP – will be the home of an internationally recognised research and manufacturing team led by Cranfield’s Dr Chris Sansom, working on concentrating solar power and solar thermal technologies and their applications.

Graham Provan, CEO of Global CSP, said: “The collaboration between Cranfield University and Global CSP has the potential to make a significant contribution to many renewable energy roadmaps worldwide. We jointly have the talent and passion to be a world leader in small-to-medium-scale CSP applications.”

Cranfield has been involved in a number of CSP projects over recent years, including the MATS Project, FRESH NRG, and STAGE-STE, all funded by the European Union.

The Cranfield team is also working with Pakistan’s COMSATS Institute of Information Technology on a solar cooker, to significantly improve the quality of life for rural communities in the developing world.

The event was well attended and gave an opportunity to view the internationally acclaimed, precision engineered solar system, with world leading features.

• Use of composite materials to produce quality, long life products

• A unique system of manufacturing

•. Substantial industry cost reductions

Global CSP would like to thank everyone who attended who were able to see first-hand the technology that could put the UK as a serious contender in the CSP market and the potential to provide a manufacturing base in the UK and worldwide bringing significant employment opportunities.

Small to medium scale CSP can make a major contribution to reducing carbon emissions for Power generation – hot water/steam production – air-conditioning desalination chilling – refrigeration – water purification. Industrial processing -dairy farming – agriculture – public & private buildings food & drink – pharmaceutical – mining – district heating – waste heat recovery.

We will be pleased to discuss our future aims to interested parties.

Contact: Ann Provan

Research and Marketing Director

[email protected]

Cranfield University and Global CSP partner to further develop small CSP collector with ORC generators

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is very unlikely to be installed in the United Kingdom -unless global warming turns UK into a sunny tropical island-, but research and dvelopment is often independent from the future application sites.

UK’s Cranfield University and Global CSP, are joining efforts to develop two solar energy projects involving a CSP collector and an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) generator.

The collaboration will involve testing and improving Global CSP’s solar energy collector system – the ‘solar captor’. Based on aircraft technology, the solar captor is fully insulated against extreme weather and offers considerable cost savings over traditionally fabricated solar energy collectors. It is designed for use in power generation, air-conditioning, chilling, water purification and desalination, providing hot-water up to super-steam for manufacturing process. In addition, the partnership will design and build a medium scale Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) generator.

ORC generators use a dense organic fluid with a low boiling point temperature, allowing power generation from lower temperature sources, making them ideal for small solar energy collectors. Global CSP have already built a small 15 kW ORC prototype but will be building two larger scale ORC power plants at Cranfield (one at 75 kW -130 kW and the second at 500 kW – 1000 kW).The ORC power plants will be used for waste heat recovery in the UK and global markets.

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New collaboration reinforces Cranfield’s solar reputation

Global CSP, developers of the world’s first precision engineered solar energy collector system, and Cranfield University are to work together on two solar energy projects.

The collaboration will involve testing and improving Global CSP’s solar energy collector system – the ‘solar captor’. Based on aircraft technology, the solar captor is fully insulated against extreme weather and offers considerable cost savings over traditionally fabricated solar energy collectors  for use in power generation, air-conditioning, chilling, water purification and desalination, providing hot-water up to super-steam for manufacturing process. In addition, the partnership will design and build a medium scale Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) generator.

ORC generators use a dense organic fluid with a low boiling point temperature, allowing power generation from lower temperature sources, making them ideal for solar energy collectors. Global CSP have already built a small 15kW ORC prototype but will be building two larger scale ORC power plants at Cranfield (one at 75kW -130kW and the second at 500kW – 1000kW) further the ORC power plants will be used for waste heat recovery in the UK and global markets.

Dr Chris Sansom, leading the project for Cranfield University, said: “Traditional steam generators are used in large power plants to produce Megawatts of power and use conventional steam powered turbines to generate electricity, however there is huge potential for the innovative ORC technology to be used with low-cost, small-to medium scale solar thermal power units which could power for example industrial processing, agriculture & farming, food & drink, district heating, public buildings as well as remote off-grid communities in developing countries.”

Global CSP CEO Graham Provan, said: “We are delighted to announce the collaboration with Dr Chris Sansom, one of the UK leaders in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) along with his team.The ORC power plants will be designed and initially built at Cranfield, a leading UK university with a reputation for engineering excellence.”

Global CSP announcement

"We are delighted to announce the collaboration of Dr Chris Sansom one of the UK leaders in CSP along with his dedicated team.
The ORC power plants will be designed and initially built at Cranfield a leading UK university with a reputation for engineering excellence."
- Graham Provan CEO

Dr Christopher Sansom: Senior Lecturer in Precision Engineering at Cranfield University with current research on Concentrating Solar Power (CSP). Consultant to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Department of International Development, and a Member of the International Solar Energy Society. Leads the only UK research team on CSP, and is the only UK member of the EERA Joint Committee on CSP. Research collaborations across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, India and Pakistan. Industrial Clients include E.ON and the Carbon Trust. Also a Masters Course Director and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.