Montealto Energy has successfully developed projects for 100 MW and is currently developing 200 MW. The company took part in the non-technological development of 200-MW projects.
A solar thermal system is an indirect conversion technology that requires an intermediate step for the transformation of solar energy into electricity. Solar thermal stations collect the heat from the sun and transfer it to the working fluid that is used in a thermodynamic cycle. By means of a heat exchanger, the cycle produces vapour that expands in a turbine coupled with a power generator.
There are three types of solar thermal technologies:
- Parabolic trough
- Stirling dish