How the Starpower system works?
The Starpower exploits two primary components for the working process:
- The thermal solar energy, by means of borosilicate glass vacuum tubes collectors tested and certified by Solar Keymark - The trademark of quality of thermal collectors;
- The thermal energy from natural gas-biogas-biomass boiler.
The superheated water at 110°C from the two sources is used to move an ORC turbine, EC ElectraTherm brand, and produces:
- Electrical energy for own use or for sale on the network;
- Thermal Energy for heating / cooling.
The system, named Starpower, exploits the thermal component of solar energy to produce superheated water necessary for the operation of a turbine for conversion into mechanical or electrical energy, or to cool environments and / or cold storage by means of absorption of lithium bromide machines.
The collectors gather the sun's energy to heat a transfer fluid (glycol water) that will be "stored" in special reservoirs, from which will withdraw pre-heated water from the solar cycle and then energized by the burning of biomass that will be sent to the exclusive ORC turbine.
The Starpower system is an exclusive of the Italian company Starpower Project srl, of which Powertech is the exclusive distributor in the US. Starpower is made of simple but highly innovative concepts, with fully Italian materials and project.
You can discover more details about the project by downloading the brochure below.