• The ANU Generation II Big Dish solar concentrator is the world’s largest paraboloidal dish solar concentrator, with 489 m2 of mirror aperture area.
  • This dish is a prototype of a design intended for large scale solar thermal power generation systems. Large arrays of dishes are joined to feed energy to a central power generation plant.
  • It produces an average concentration of 2,100 suns over a disk with diameter 530 mm, with a peak concentration of 14,000 suns.
  • The ANU prototype delivers experimental data to investigate energy conversion processes, inform design improvements, and support efforts to license and commercialise the technology.
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