The Precasted Fiber Reinforced Concrete Collector by Airlight Energy is a refreshingly different design for CSP technology. It employs flexible pneumatic mirrors below and ETFE foil above, both stretched within a rigid concrete frame to create a parabolic trough system with a controlled environment that extends the life of the materials to an estimated 60 years. An integrated thermal storage system ensures 24-hour base load power.
From the outside, the heavy concrete frame reminds us of the futuristic WWII-era “Spomeniks” of Yugoslavia. One could imagine a great neo-realist film scene shot within an array of these strange animals.
Monuments at Podgaric and Mitrovica