Advance Solar Power Conversion
211/2 V.S.S Bldg, Ratchadaphisek Rd.,
Din-daeng, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
Advance Solar Energy Conversion
• Solar CatcherTM is an advanced solar power conversion system that utilizes high
efficiency Brayton cycle turbine with alternator.
• Energy storage for 24 hrs operation (Vanadium Battery or Molten Salt) with
exceptional efficiency and durability (optional added to Dish Brayton).
• An advanced Power Conversion Unit with no mechanical wear and no ancillary
• Overall net conversion efficiency > 30 %.
• No pipe line and insulation required.
• Minimum land area.
• Long Life maintenance turbine for 40,000 hrs.
• One moving part (turbine with alternator).
• Operates at moderate turbine temperatures and low stress levels.
technology equipped with a Brayton
Turbine special designed for medium
solar insolation, soft-land, hot and humid
country zone such as Asia Zone.
Its mission is to build the most
affordable, modular and scalable solar
solution in the industry for utility scale
solar power market.
Parabolic Dish systems use mirrors to
focus the incident light onto a single
central receiver in front of the mirror.
They so far have the highest heat-electricity conversion efficiencies among all CSP designs
up to 65 %.
The size of the concentrator is determined by its engine. A dish/Brayton Turbine system’s
concentrator with a nominal direct solar insolation from 500-1,000 W/m2 and a 2-100 kWe
capacity has a diameter of approximately 3 to 20 meters.
It could also run on a single Rankine or Brayton cycle, where water, or other gas is
compressed, heated and expanded into a turbine. Parabolic dish could be applied individually
in remote locations, or grouped.
For small-grid (village power, 2 - 10 KW) or
end-of-line utility (1 - 100 MW) applications.
The system had no thermal delivery tubes so
it is minimum thermal losses. The electricity
transmitted to the gird or storage in
Vanadium Batteries. Intermittent cloud
cover can cause weakening of highly
concentrated receiver source flux. Sensible
energy storage in single-phase materials
was proposed to allow a cylindrical absorber
element not only absorb the energy but also
store it in its mass, thus reducing the
amplitude of cloud cover transients.
Although this design only allows short
period energy storage.
It could equipped with Vanadium Battery or
Thermal Storage for longer operation
time, 6, 12, 24 hrs. Designed and developed
by Solar Space Frame Industrial Co., Ltd.
Thailand. Solar Catcher™, CSP technology is
a 2, 5, 10, 25, or 100 kWe system.
The SFI, Solar Catcher™, achieved commercial deployment in early 2013. It’s clean
The Solar Catcher™ technology makes it possible for large power facilities to
provide clean, reliable, cost-effective and truly sustainable solar power to
communities, while addressing renewable energy portfolio targets, and tackling
global climate change by actively reducing our planet’s carbon emissions.
Advance Solar Energy Conversion Investment Analysis
Apeture area (net)
Mean collector diameter
Mean half-rim angle
Number of mirror panels
0 to +90
+ or – 270
<= + or - 2
Cut-off wind speed
Sun position programme
Mas Flow Rate
Condenser Air Cooled
Vanadium Battery or Molten Salt 6, 12, 18, 24 hrs
3 Phase Grid Connected Inverter
Receiver Solar power intercepted
Solar power absorbed in absorbed
Equivalent heat rate fed to turbine
Gross electricity generated
Net power fed to the grid
Solar-to-electric conversion eff.