Hyperlight Low-Cost Solar Thermal Technology


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Hyperlight Low-Cost Solar Thermal Technology
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
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.

Contact Information

John Mathias
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Class 29 - Installation of certain cogeneration equipment of less than 50 megawatts capacity at existing facilities.

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