Global CSP’s ‘mini-power plant’ featured in CSP Today

Today, Global CSP’s Graham Provan was interviewed by CSP Today where he answered questions about cost, the availability of land and water and how Global CSP’s mini power plant aims to tap into an unserviced area of the market.

CSP Today’s Jennifer Muirhead was particularly impressed with Global CSP’s ability to place CSP solutions in rough, sloped, mountainous and just generally difficult areas, something that is a serious issue for other players in the CSP industry. Graham then went on to explain how he believes that the UK should become a major player in the development of CSP technology.

If you would like to read the full interview, click here

Global CSP Power Plant – Our New Captor

The captor is one of the key components of our Solar Power plant and is designed to maximise the amount of sun that can be captured over a sun hour day. We have developed a system based upon captors, each measuring 4 sq metres that are fixed to our highly engineered alloy frames. A single support frame has been designed to accommodate up to 8 individual captors.

Each captor can contribute up to 28 kWh of energy per day. The pictures show one of our latest captors (front and rear views). It has a distinctive design, combining efficient insulation, to minimize heat loss, with an aerodynamic shape, for effective wind flow and safety. The insulation features a NASA blanket incorporating a heat void between the sub frame and the mirror – reflective trough parabola, thereby reducing heat loss. Each captor is fabricated in treated aluminium, designed as a flat pack for ease of assembly and transportation. They are fully recyclable containing no toxic elements.

Artists impression of 8 Captors

Up to 8 captors can be secured to one precision engineered alloy support frame that is either static or capable of rotating to track the sun to maximize the capture of solar radiation.8 captors can contribute up to 224 kWh of energy per day

The front panel is made of high transmission solar glass (4 sq. m.) making it totally weather proof. We believe that the design is virtually indestructible and estimate a life span exceeding 50 years. The other internal components are also unique to our design.

 

 

 

 

 

Brett Fasher meets British High Commissioner in New Zealand

Global CSP Sales Director Brett Fasher recently paid a visit to Vicki Treadell, the British High Commissioner in New Zealand and presented her with the Global CSP brochure. Vicki commented that she was most impressed with the concept and potential of the technology that Global CSP have developed.

Global CSP in China

Brett Fasher – sales director for Global CSP in New Zealand attended the ‘Chengdu international summit 2011 & global new energies top 500 conference’

Global CSP generated a lot of interest from China and potential routes to market, Brett was interviewed by the local TV station and was invited back to China 3 times at the request of Central government officials to explore the future expansion into the Chinese market and to share the advances in technology, there was a clear direction voiced by the Central Government to pursue the CSP market as opposed to the PV system of power generation.

Brett established strong links in China including many international solar companies where discussions are presently on-going.