Mirrors can make solar power cheaper

Thermata has engineered a high-tech mirror.

Thermata is a new breed green technology that works on cutting down costs of sun tracking mirrors by supplementing it with digital technologies.

Thermata’s sun-tracking heliostat uses a high-definition camera and a wireless network to correct the angle in real time.

Its system uses a camera to detect the angle of heliostats and a mesh network of microprocessors to position each mirror with the ideal tilt.

Thermata’s system is designed to be smaller, lighter, and operate wirelessly.Each mirror is equipped with four small square mirrors raised above the
surface of the heliostat. A camera placed at a distance and out of the glare made by the heliostat takes pictures of the small square mirrors.

Having a smaller heliostat means lower costs.Mounting them will cost lesser, gears made from plastic and employing only two people per heliostat along
with simpler installation represent a plus for customers.

Thermata plans to start beta testing the heliostats this year with potential customers, which are concentrating solar power technology companies.

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