Schott Glass is known by most in the industry as the ‘go-to’ company for the best in glass products. It isn’t however so well known for an area of expertise that dates back at least 50 years. That sector is solar. Schott is an expert in receiver technology for solar power plants as well as the more conventional photovoltaic.
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology is used for electricity generation for large-scale plants. Schott is one of the world’s leading producers of a key component, the receiver. The receiver is a four meter long glass tube which converts solar energy to heat at about 96% efficiency.
In contrast to photovoltaic systems that are generally used for decentralized usage, Concentrated Solar Power plants are ideal for the central generation of energy. Such power plants can be run especially well within the earth’s sun belt. As a further advantage, Concentrated Solar Power plants can be combined with fossil energy sources or biomass. Therefore, it is possible to realize a safe energy supply with a high solar content.
SCHOTT Solar CSP, Inc.
5201 Hawking Drive, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
[Phone] (505) 212-8400
[Telefax] (408) 224-2904