Design Story - Concentrated Solar Power

Concentrated solar power aerial view

In Solution-01, we reimagine solar watches and encapsulate the art of solar energy into the design.  

The dial design of Solution-01 is inspired by the arrangement of the heliostat mirror of concentrated solar power (CSP) station. 

Concentrated solar power (CSP) is a technology that uses mirrors to concentrate sunlight onto a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger then creates steam, which powers a turbine to create electricity. Compared to traditional solar panels, CSP has the potential to generate more electricity since it concentrates the sun’s rays into a smaller area. And, unlike wind and solar farms, CSP facilities can be built near population centers, making it an ideal source of renewable energy for countries around the world. For these reasons, CSP is becoming an increasingly popular form of renewable energy.

The heliostat mirror is a critical component of a concentrated solar power system. It is responsible for tracking the sun and redirecting the beam of sunlight onto the target receiver. The heliostat mirror has to be able to withstand the high heat and intense radiation emitted by the sun. In order to meet these requirements, it is made from a durable material such as glass or metal. The heliostat mirror can be mounted on a tower or placed on the ground. It is important to ensure that the heliostat mirror is accurately aligned with the target receiver so that maximum energy can be captured. The beauty happens from the accurately calculated heliostat pattern, resulting in a futuristic, sci-fi like landscape.