An interdisciplinary group of the Center for Applied Sciences and Technological Development headed by Ernst Kussmaul, tested prototypes of solar concentrators for residential, commercial and industrial use, in order to reduce costs and turn out to be an option for population.
It is a mechanical micro proposal for its low cost, weight and assembly online likely, reduce developed costs, as well as being easy to move. In the market there are devices with concave mirrors-which raises the price-and with a large weight, while college point to other mass production of just 10 kilograms.
The project, called the Automation of manufacturing and assembly of solar concentrators, is part of the support Programme for Research Projects and Technological Innovation (PAPIIT) IT 102814, set three years from 2014. Coordinator of computer neuronal the CCADET explained that the sun concentrates capture the sun’s emission the target manifold that generates steam or hot air turbine for heat engines and so is transformed into electrical energy ie solar thermal passes and lastly to electric which can be used immediately or networks.
Initially, the college had a little prototype (2007), 35 inches with 24 mirrors the current model (2010) is a meter and is provided with 90 small, triangular flat mirrors forming a hexagon on the rear bracket has a bar and aluminum nodes besides screws, nuts and unions precision adjusting the positions of the mirrors. These should be positioned so that approximate parabolic surface.
A parabolic rule is used to simplify the adjustment process this design is protected by a patent in the United States. The second machine is easy to install (like TV antennas) you can use storage (like, PV type, can not be used in the absence of the sun heat energy and electric batteries are expensive) and used with cloudy sky. For now the project has two patents, one in Mexico-from support bar with number 309274 and due to the April 18, 2028, and another in the United States addition a positive choice and the process of getting the title, and two more pending.