CSP with Fresnel mirrors. The pilot plant based in Noto

Csp-f SolarNews PlantsCSP with Fresnel mirrors. The pilot plant based in Noto
13 September 2014

In Noto (Syracuse, Sicily) the experimental plant for the engineering and optimisation of the Fresnel concentrating solar system

After more than three years of experiments, the engineering of the system is today completely tested and optimised. The pilot plant based in Noto is the first step for the development of LUCETH and LUCEFP, the solar collectors designed by CSP-F. It’s part of the FREeSuN project, that won, in 2008, the Governmental tender “Industria 2015 – Efficienza Energetica”.

The long testing period was aimed at building a supply chain entirely based in Italy, which is, today, at the base of the development for CSP-F’s solar systems and solutions. The pilot solar field in Noto has started operations in 2010. Tests on components and transformation process crucially contributed to the excellent engineering and design of LUCETH and LUCEFP, which are now ready for numerous industrial and commercial applications.