Electrical Monitor

Siemens announces new solar receiver

Em News BureauSaturday, October 20, 2012, 16:35 Hrs  [IST]

Siemens has announced the release of a new solar receiver, the UVAC 6G (Universal Vacuum Air Collector), which further increases thermal heat production for solar power plants. The improved heat generation of the UVAC 6G enables the construction and operation of more efficient power plants that allows solar field operators to reduce capital and operating expenditure and by up to 2.5 percent.

The UVAC 6G is Siemens sixth generation solar receiver and features highest product durability based on Siemens long-term experience in this field. Using improved coatings, the UVAC 6G absorbs maximum solar energy and converts it into heat used to produce electricity. Bridge technology effectively eliminates hydrogen in the receiver tube before any vacuum loss can occur.