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Ukrainian University invented Frenel solar energy concentrator, which produce electricity and heat water

Country of origin:
Country: 
UKRAINE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOUA20190717001
Published
17/07/2019
Last update
03/10/2019
Expiration date
03/10/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Solar/Thermal energy
Energy management
Solar/Thermal energy
Energy Storage
Production of electricity
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Summary

Summary: 
University, located in Ukraine, Odessa has developed a solar energy concentrator, which is based on Frenel mirrors. It can be used as a block of solar energy stations for getting electricity and heating various objects (e.g. water) and for other purposes in technological processes of various types of production. University can propose development of innovation in cooperation, license for manufacturing or search of factories for organizing manufacturing.

Description

Description: 

Ukrainian University is looking for partnership / investments to bring this innovation to the market and start to sell it to customers, energy companies and countries.

The solar-energy concentrator, based on the Frenel mirrors, is a monolithic construction, in which availability and cost of materials are combine. This construction provides mechanical strength and maintains its geometric and optical parameters for the entire lifetime. The maximum reception of solar radiation for a given geographical latitude is provided, the angle of the sun at the height of 50 degrees is overlapped, which provides a fairly large period of active work of the station at any time of the year.

The solar-energy concentrator based on the Frenel mirrors can be used as a solar power plant unit for getting electricity and heating various objects (water, for example) and for other purposes in the technological processes of various types of industries. For example, sand for making glass.

Comparison with world analogues:
The advantages of the developed concentrator are high optical parameters, reliability and technological design, low requirements for the qualification of service personnel, ensuring the maximum possible environmental friendliness of power generating systems.
Economic attractiveness of development for promotion on the market, implementation and implementation, indicators, cost.
The feature of this design is a simple technology of its manufacture, which does not require complex expensive equipment, materials and highly skilled personnel. The Frenel Mirror Solar Power Concentrator does not require labor-intensive service during its practical operation, so its use as a solar power station and as a component part of the heating element can have a significant economic effect.
Areas, ministries, departments, enterprises, where development can be realized.
The development can be realized at the enterprises of the energy sector and the private sector, in the field of environmental protection.

Comparison with world analogues:
-The advantages of the concentrator are high optical parameters, reliability and technological design.
-The feature of this design is a simple technology of its manufacture, which does not require complex expensive equipment, materials and highly skilled staff.
-Concentrator does not require laborious service during its practical operation, so its use as a solar power station and as a component of the heating element can have a significant economic effect.
-The development can be realized at the energy industries and the private sector in the field of environmental protection.

Readiness state of development
Blocks of the solar power station of the modular type are manufactured and installed. The module is a developed and unified solar radiation concentrator based on the Frenel mirrors. Concentrator passed state testing works as a block on the Ashgabat solar energy station of 10 kW.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The main advantages of device are: accuracy, price, options how it can be used. The manufacturing method, technical and economic characteristics of the solar energy concentrator based on Frenel mirrors make it competitive in the global market for similar products. It is easy to start produce, install and use, but the key advantage of technology is that it’s multifunctional. Partner can add various kinds of components to the concentrator to obtain the desired result, such as: 1. Heat water 40 times more effective than simple solar collectors; 2. Heat different objects, which need heating in production process; 3. Collect electricity by adding stirling engine, peltier elements, steam engine.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Field tested/evaluated

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Commercial agreement with technical assistance. University will give technical part and partner will implant it to the market. For example by selling separately or in complex with partner products. License agreement. Selling the sublicense to the partner, which will use company innovation by agreement and pay royalty. Technical cooperation agreement. Developing and implanting product together.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,R&D Institution,251-500,SME 51-250