Rioglass introduces its next generation receiver and sets a new benchmark for thermal output efficiency Rioglass Solar is proud to introduce its cutting edge and unrivaled non-degradable receiver tube, the ‘UVAC X’. This next generation receivers provides our clients superior performance and sets a new benchmark for thermal heat production using parabolic trough technology.
To date, when modeling the electricity production of a plant, project developers assume a certain degradation of the Receiver’s coating efficiency over the lifetime of the plant.
Consequentially, developers have to increase the size of their solar field to compensate for the associated reduction in output, and to factor in the reduction in electricity production in their
plant’s financial model.
The Rioglass non-degradable ‘UVAC X’ now enables developers to dramatically increase their thermal energy production throughout the lifetime of their project, and to reduce the size of
their solar field without compromising on generated output. This enables developers to dramatically improve the LCOE (levelized cost of energy) of their CSP installations by both
increasing the electricity output of their plant and reducing the CAPEX of the plant at the same time.
PRESS RELEASE: 2016-11-07-rioglass-solar-systems-press-release-uvac-x