Linear Mirror II
Isomorph srl has concluded its ground breaking work of developing the Linear Mirror technology. The production and further optimisation of the Linear Mirror systems has been handed to Isomorph Production srl. Corrispondingly, the latest developments are to be found on the web site of Isomorph Production srl.
The web pages of Isomorph srl on the development of this exciting new technology here are kept as a historical record :
The Linear Mirror II consists of an array of mirrors, where the array itself is in a fixed position, only the individual mirrors rotate in order to follow the sun. The Linear Mirror II has a thermal power of 9 kW.
The performance of the Linear Mirror II has been evaluated by an independent test laboratory according to EN 12975.
The Linear Mirror II is now being produced in a dedicated plant by Isomorph Production srl at Gorizia.
The Linear Mirror technology is not some improvement of something, but it is totally new. As a consequence, it offers featers, which cannot be found with traditional devices:
- return of investment in as little as 5 years (depending on incentives)
- heats water up to 100 °C
- heats thermal oil up to 180 °C
- self protective against snow and hail, protection against overheating
- all steel and aluminium => very long life time expected
- elegant and simple
- in addition: the heat exchanger of the Linear Mirror II remains always in a fixed position:
This feature allows totally new applications for solar thermal - for instance solar torrefaction of organic matter for the production of bio-carbon or rather "solar-carbon". First tests were succesful:
In its present version he Linear Mirror II consists of 8 mirrors only, but larger numbers of mirrors of any size can be used as well. These features allow to reach high temperatures and high power.
A more detailed scientific discussion can be found in our journal Isomorph Letters.