A CSP plant is a Rankine cycle-based plant in which the boilers are replaced by a solar field. This in turn is formed by a large reflective surface which enables to concentrate the solar direct normal irradiation into a receiver which converts it in thermal energy. This thermal energy can be used to either produce live steam which drives steam turbines, or to be storage for a later usage. If the solar source is not enough, the storage energy can compensate this energy shortfall or even an auxiliary fuel boiler can be used also.
Ats has acquired vast experience in multiple projects and technologies:
– PV: Crystalline silicon · Thin-film · CPV
– CSP: Parabolic Trough · Central Receiver · Fresnel
Ats has provided technical services for over XGW of solar energy projects worldwide. Our technical breadth is completed with a wisdom understanding of the commercial concerns and the anticipated view of each project in terms of risk and interfaces taking into account regulatory, market and permitting issues, contractual structures and operation & maintenance, to fully understand how each of these may affect our clients´ revenues.