The global demand for regenerative energy is rapidly growing. As early as 2015 renewable energies covered almost 20 percent of the world’s overall energy consumption. At the forefront are wind energy and solar energy.
In addition to classic photovoltaic (PV) modules, in which sunlight is directly converted into electricity, solar thermal energy, or concentrated solar power (CSP), is gaining in significance. Here, concentrated sunbeams are used to create superheated steam to drive steam turbines and produce electricity. For this purpose, it is essentially critical that the sunbeams are guided to the target with pin-point accuracy by concave mirrors or Fresnel lenses. Compared to PV, CSP is quite intricate in terms of technology, and therefore suitable only for large plants in the range of megawatts.
Framo Morat has years of experience in designing and manufacturing drives for solar tracking systems. The Compacta series for azimuth adjustment and our lifting spindle drives, which are used for elevation adjustment, provide a fully developed drive system for a wide variety of panel sizes.
Large solar power plants often lend themselves to design of a custom drive which is tailored to the requirements of the respective application. Here, too, Framo Morat is your innovative partner, who benefits from experience gained through numerous projects that have long been realized.