Project Description

Advanced optics for concentrated solar power

Secondary optics to multiply the concentration of sun light in CSP plants while maintaining the practical benefits of line focus plants. Three-dimensional design bypassing the two-dimensional concentration limit. Single-axis external tracking.

Linear concentrated solar power plants, for example linear fresnel and parabolic through


  • Thermodynamic concentration increase to > 80x;
  • Simple retrofit to existing plants;
  • Allows for larger construction tolerances of new CSP plants, providing a significant reduction in construction costs;
  • Tested in commercial optical simulation software;
  • Opens the design landscape to new competitive configurations


  • Lab prototype in progress
  • Priority patent application filed June 2022
  • Seeking partners for field tests and commercialization