A NEW APPROACH TO SOLAR
Our proprietary PV Ultra technology generates electricity and heat from sunlight focused onto a tower-mounted photovoltaic receiver.
The PV Ultra receiver contains around 400 PV Ultra modules, each generating 2.5kW of electricity and 5 kW of heat. The total is 1MW of electricity and 2 MW of heat for a combined 3MW of power.
LONG-DURATION RENEWABLE ENERGY STORAGE
Thermal Hydro is a low cost, large scale, long duration energy storage system developed by RayGen.
Taking advantage of PV Ultra’s unique capacity to cogenerate electricity and heat, Thermal Hydro efficiently stores energy as a 90⁰C temperature difference between two reservoirs.
When required, firm power is dispatched through a thermally-driven Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) engine.
HOW IT WORKS
PV Ultra is over 4000x more energetically powerful 1
PV Ultra receiver has double the solar system efficiency 2
RayGen’s Thermal Hydro stores energy longer 3
RayGen’s overall round trip efficiency is higher 4
1 when compared to a standard PV solar panel
2 when compared to a standard field of PV solar panels
3 when compared to traditional battery storage
4 when compared to other ETES systems