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 overall goal of the project is to develop and demonstrate Combined Power Cooperative's "Hyperlight" concentrated solar thermal power technology. Combined Power Cooperative's innovation is a unique, low cost, reflector system for a Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR), which simultaneously serves as a heat exchanger that enables non-evaporative cooling of the power generator block. The technology has the potential to achieve the technical objective for the RFP by enabling a utility scale solar technology with reduced demands on land and fresh water, as well as greater flexibility in plant configuration and footprint shape, expanding site selection options and opportunity for avoidance of sensitive or undisturbed habitats and increased utilization of disturbed or developed land.

Contact Information
John Mathias
California Energy Commission
Lead/Public Agency
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2381



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of the development and demonstration of a cogeneration system using Hyperlight linear fresnel concentrating solar technology, coupled with an electric generator. The congeneration system to be installed will occupy an area approximately 3500 square meters. The Hyperlight system will produce steam that will be used to generate electricity with a capacity of no more than 100 Kw at a site on the San Diego State campus in Brawley, CA.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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