Energy and Climate

The heliostat field has 218 individual heliostats. This capability directly supports the SunShot goals by providing flux levels of greater than 300 W/cm2 and total power in excess of 6 MWt. Each heliostat has two motors and two drives (one azimuth and one elevation), one 480 V power box, one electronics box, and one control box and associated cabling. The total reflective area on each heliostat is 37 m2. The reflectivity on the recently replaced facets is 96%.

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