Solar Field 2 celebrates its first birthdayPosted: Monday, 18th June, 2012
Exactly one year ago Solar Field 2, CSIRO’s newest concentrating solar thermal facility, was opened by Prime Minister Julia Gillard. In the twelve months since, we’ve achieved a lot including successful operation of a new high-temperature receiver and demonstration of our improved heliostat design.
The next year is going to be a productive one, too, with no less than three new projects already underway for future installation on the tower – a new type of SolarGas reactor, an air turbine to be coupled to the existing receiver, and a new receiver for experiments and testing.
To celebrate the anniversary, I’ve put together a slideshow of images from the field’s construction, opening and first year. Click below to start.