Kennewick, WA based solar power technology manufacturer Infinia Corporation has been rolling out a solar powered generating dish called the PowerDish. The PowerDish is a self-contained sun tracking unit that Infinia claims can beat traditional photovoltaic panels at reducing the cost of energy for homes and businesses large and small.
The dish uses their Sterling Generator Closed Loop System to power the unit. Infinia says in their fact sheet that the PowerDish achieves a 24% peak conversion efficiency can operate on sloped terrain and hills. There's no pluming needed, it's grid safe as well as remotely operated. Using one PowerDish will eliminate over 13,000 pounds carbon dioxide as compared to traditional energy production methods.
The PowerDish system is available in one unit and scalable to as many units as needed.
21 Feet Tall
Weight is 1,900 lbs.
3.0 kW peak at 850 w/m2
Sealed unit with minimum maintenance
Coolant changed at 5-yr intervals, tracker
oil every 10-yrs.
The PowerDish in Action
Photos courtesy of Infinia