The UVAC 2010 is the next generation of the UVAC receiver, which, according to Siemens, is “the key component for the solar fields of parabolic-trough power plants”.
Using high-tech coatings, UVAC 2010 absorbs maximum solar energy and converts it into heat used to produce electricity.
The UVAC 2010 features improved heat loss as a result of technological advances in the sputtered selective coatings, as well as an improved active area to length ratio, which enables greater solar exposure of the receiver and a proportionate increase in absorbed energy. The low heat loss levels – below 9% - provide solar thermal developers with greater efficiency, Siemens says.
Siemens adds: “Until 2020, the market for solar thermal power plants will show annual double-digit growth rates and attain a volume of over €20 billion. In the future, the primary focal growth regions will be the US, South Africa, Australia, Spain, India, North Africa and the Middle East.”