The heliostat is a smaller
one using 96, 1-foot-square 'mirror-tiles' (8'x12') mounted on an adjustable
frame that allows slight focussing of the beam. In this case the beam is
reduced from 96 sq-ft to 9 sq-ft at 150 feet for a maximum concentration
of about 10 suns (instead of 1) per unit area. After losses this unit reflects
about 7.5 kiloWatts of thermal energy to the receiver.
Solar need not be intrusive, ugly or 'technical', even if it is state-of-the-art.
system utilizes heliostat reflector technology previously affordable
only in large numbers by large companies or the government.
Santa Fe, New Mexico home has a built-in combination hot water/hot air
receiver delivering hot water to a 6-zone radiant flooring system and
hot air to the sauna.
it DO that??