THE MOVE TOWARDS
CONVENTIONAL CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER SYSTEM
Concentrated solar power (CSP) is a promising energy capture technology that uses optical devices to concentrate the power of the sun on to a surface, generating power by means of a thermal-to-electric conversion unit.
CSP technology integrates Thermal Energy Storage (TES) materials to solve the current problem of solar energy discontinuity i.e. in Photovoltaic cells (solar panels).
TES materials have the ability to store heat and thus enable power production in the absence of sunlight or in poor weather conditions.
Current TES material used to store energy is a binary molten salt mixture (solar salt). Molten salts carry with-it high capital costs and high maintenance and operation costs due to a number of reasons:
Highly corrosive, requires expensive construction.
Must be kept heated at approximately 200°C to prevent freezing and solidifying in pipes.
High viscosity has a negative impact on pump performance
Costly materials ~ $24/kWth.
Outlet receiver temperature below 600°C which limits the thermal-to-electric efficiency of the power cycle ~ 45%.
All increase the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) ~ 14 ₵/kWh.
OUR NEXT-GENERATION CSP SYSTEM
01 / SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
02 / COMPACT DESIGN
03 / LOW COST
The use of abundant thermal energy storage materials and concentrated solar power to produce sustainable energy.
Our patent-pending compact solar receiver is able to produce more efficient thermal energy and storage.
The use of low cost sustainable materials and low cost compact design substantially reduces the levelised cost of energy for concentrated solar power systems.
VECTOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Vector sustainable energy is a company that was born to tackle the accelerating impact of climate change and to move the world towards a sustainable society by generating low cost sustainable energy.
To supply consumers with clean energy at an economical price.
Our novel concentrated solar power system has a lower capital, operating and maintenance cost than molten salt CSP systems.