The high precision optical mirrors collect and concentrate the solar energy which is then transferred to different applications (water treatment, heating, molten salts storage, industrial dryers) through a fibre optic bundle.
The efficiency of this technology is extremely high. Currently 40% to 60% of the captured radiation energy is being transferred. In a nearby future we expect that the efficiency will exceed 80%, with output temperatures varying from 1000 to 1300 ⁰ C.
The fibre-optic bundle at the heart of the technology was developed by the Optics and Photonic department of the Université Laval . Optiques Fullum conceived and manufactured the optical mirrors. Optiques Fullum also signed a transfer of technology agreement with the Université Laval and has exclusive rights to use the fibre-optic bundle for all non-photovoltaic applications.
The Solextreme® solution can be up- or downscaled and adjusted to the requirements of each client or application.
The basic configuration consists of the core and tracking system
- Primary and secondary optical mirror
- Fibre-optic bundle and lens
- Solextreme® structure
Solextreme® tracking system
- PV panel
- Control system
Possible to connect additional tools (upon client request)
- Weather station