How It Works
Prometheus uses a two-stage method of solar concentration. The patented design has a 'primary' mirror that collects the sun rays and focuses them onto a 'secondary' mirror, which further focuses the light to a focal point. The adoption of two-stage geometry from that of a double curved lens is a relatively simple step that has allowed inexpensive but powerful collectors to be built. The method has a relatively small footprint, produces very high temperatures and is adaptable to a number of scales of size and materials of construction. The two-stage method provides a platform to cleanly and renewably power domestic and industrial heating and water purification.
ARC Experimental Research
Prometheus Solar Technologies has signed a collaborative deal with Alberta Innovates Futures (formerly Alberta Research Council). The Beta-Gamma prototype was transported to Edmonton, Alberta in March 2010, where AIF will verify ProSolarTec's scientific results. This will act as a demonstration spot for potential western investors. The Prometheus Team is very excited to have a prototype up and running in a largely sunny climate, and look forward to the scientific credibility such collaboration brings.
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