Novel Renewable Energy Research

ISER proudly support the Aerodynamics Research Group to improve heliostat design to lower the manufacturing and installation cost.

Heliostats are devices that consist of one or more mirrors, which can be individually controlled and moved in order to keep reflecting sunlight directed toward the central receiver to generate electricity through solar energy.

The Heliostat Wind Load and Aerodynamics Research Group aims to improve our current understanding of the turbulence on heliostats through the use of a large-scale wind tunnel to improve efficiencies.

Developing methods for wind load reduction can assist heliostats to be designed from lighter materials that would lower the manufacturing and installation costs.

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