Market pressures to lower costs and stimulate job creation are forcing CSP technology companies to innovate. SkyFuel leads the way in this regard, using ReflecTech® Mirror Film as the cost reduction catalyst for a series of design improvements that make the SkyTrough® not just less costly than all other parabolic troughs, but also more empowering to the local economy of the project region.
Monolithic ReflecTech® Mirror Film panels, used in place of glass mirror facets, make the SkyTrough® less costly because they are lighter and simpler. The larger, lighter mirrors result in a lighter concentrator, lower cost of shipping, and easier installation. The highly reflective panels slide into precision guide tracks that increase optical accuracy and eliminate the need for field adjustment.