C&I, Solar, Wind Power

Solar Thermal Power Generator Funded by REDI

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] A grant of $811,252 from Renewable Energy Development Incentive (REDI) will help Australia-based solar company Katrix develop a micro-fluid motor/expander for small-scale residential and commercial solar thermal combined heat and power (CHP) systems. The hybridized concept incorporated small thermal electric motors in a solar hot water unit. This core component of a solar thermal micro-CHP system will become an enabler of such systems with power outputs of 1-10kW, with expected efficiencies greater than PV systems at a significantly reduced capital cost per kW, according to the company.