These systems use flat or parabolic reflectors to concentrate solar thermal energy to produce heat to power a steam turbine. Systems can be sized from a few kilowatts for local distribution to 100 MW for grid connected applications.
2009 saw BRUSH despatch the first two DAX generators to be driven by steam turbines fuelled entirely by solar energy, for installation at two new solar thermal plants in southern Spain. Each generator has a capacity of 55 MW, and together they will provide 244 million kW-hours a year of electricity, enough to power 75,000 homes. BRUSH continues to supply generators for solar plants, including the largest single generator delivered to date for CSP application, for the Shams Solar Development in Abu Dhabi.
For CSP applications worldwide, BRUSH provides: