According to Gossamer Space Frames, its new SunLock ™ centre drive for CSP trough applications “represents a step change in terms of cost reduction, reliability and tracking precision”. The SunLock’s active elements are off-the-shelf hydraulics, such as those supplied by Parker Hannifin, and the passive elements are simple, profile-cut galvanized steel plates.
Glenn Reynolds, President of Gossamer Space Frames, said: “Not only does the patent-pending SunLock ™ significantly reduce costs, but it also substantially reduces procurement lead times since the design does not use complex gearing and/or machined castings. The longer the procurement cycle takes, the longer construction financing is tied up”.
Meanwhile, the patent-pending Minitruss™ reflective panel “facilitates the use of any thin-reflective material”; and provides superior slope accuracy, greater durability, increased spans between supports, an open-back design that does not trap water, and the potential for larger apertures.
Headquartered in Huntington Beach (California), Gossamer Space Frames employs a growing team of highly qualified and motivated individuals and owns various patents in the United States and abroad.
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