The specific objectives of the project are to:
1. Increase the geometric concentration ratio (the ratio of a solar collector aperture area to the absorber area) achieved with the Hyperlight reflector system from its current value f 17x to 70x.
2. Improve the annual average thermal efficiency of the system from its current approximate value of 17% to 30%.
3. Improve evaporative loss performance of the cooling system from its current value of more than 70% below open pond evaporation rate to more than 90% below open pond evaporation rate.
4. Validate existing dry cooling models for their system to within 25% for kWh heat removed per kWh of air blower power used.