Solar Thermal Power Plants
Solar thermal power plants use the heat from converted solar radiation to generate electricity. Like solar panels, they initially capture heat energy through the absorption of solar radiation and like photovoltaic cells, they generate electricity from sunlight. In short: they represent the most efficient means of utilizing solar energy.
The potential for solar thermal electricity generation that is technically achievable is several times greater than the worldwide electricity consumption. Solar thermal power plants generate electricity on a large scale – between 50 and 250 megawatts. With the integration of thermal storage, this power can then be supplied on demand, thus enabling solar power plants to generate electricity even after sunset. Solar thermal power plants therefore have the potential to replace fossil fuel power plants.
The Renroc Group and our manufacturing partners have the ability to supply the necessary pump packages for the construction of such solar thermal power plants here in Australia. We have both tradition shaft sealed options and also sealless canned motor and magnetically coupled options thus promoting not only renewable energy but environmental energy production.