Ripasso Energy introduces high efficient Concentrating Solar Power technology

Ripasso Energy will participate at MENASOL 2012 (16-17 May in Abu Dhabi). Ripasso Energy, a solar technology provider based in Sweden, is introducing a modular concept for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with parabolic dish and Stirling Power Converter (SPC). The design is based on a license from Kockums for the well proven Stirling Engine with documented system solar-to-electricity efficiency above 30 %.

Ripasso has further developed and commercialized the Dish-Stirling concept and is now offering a modularized system with automatic sun tracking modules generating 2×30 kW three phase AC power. These can be combined to larger CSP power plants from hundreds of kW to hundreds of MW utility scale plants. High solar-to-electricity efficiency, high reliability and availability, minimum water consumption and small area footprint compared to other solar technologies makes Ripasso CSP competitive especially where the solar radiation and DNI properties are high. Ripasso Energy participates in the MENASOL 2012 where it is possible to get more information about this state-of-the-art CSP solution.

Ripasso Energy was founded in 2008 with Ahlström Capital as main owner. Based on the very good experience of the Stirling Engine including demonstration sites in USA, Ripasso acquired the license from Kockums and entered other strategic partnerships in order to further develop the Dish-Stirling concept. Since 2011 the Ripasso CSP design has been tested in Antalaya, Turkey. The first commercial power plant is now being built for the South African Company, GHG Reductions in Upington, RSA where the solar radiation and DNI properties are among the highest in the world (2800 to 3000 kWh/m2 and year).

Ripasso Energy is located in Malmö, Sweden near Kockums and close to a highly experienced supply chain originating from the automotive and telecom industry. This ensures efficient and high quality production for the key components. Ripasso Energy is now actively looking for local partners in order to further customize CSP solutions to meet each market demand.