By Super User on Monday, 18 February 2013
Category: Trade News

Ivanpah solar thermal project uses DustTamer Wind Fences

The Ivanpah solar thermal project, which Bechtel is constructing for BrightSource in the Mojave Desert, will be the largest solar plant in the world when completed in 2013. DSI supplied DustTamer Wind Fence materials for the solar array staging area to prevent damage to the arrays from dust erosion and turn-over of unattached stored units. DustTamer can also be used for the permanent solar field to reduce the effects of dust erosion on reflectors and dust accumulation that can reduce collection efficiency. With DustTamers wind velocity reduction, it may be possible to reduce solar array foundation and/or structural steel requirements and associated cost. Another application for DustTamer material is to reduce the visual impact of the solar field and potential glare from reflectors. Photo courtesy of BrightSource / Power Engineering.

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