With the shift towards renewable energy, the question becomes how to best take advantage of an accessible and unlimited source of energy. This question has led researchers to look towards thermal energy sources, including solar panels, photovoltaic panels and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP). This latter technology seems to be a very effective and economically viable solution and, as such, is already being used in solar fields in the United States, Morocco and Spain.
CSP technologies use lenses to focus the sun’s energy onto produce heat (steam), which is then converted into electricity. Heat storage allows one to continue to generate power and remain productive - even after sunset. A glasstometal device, having a Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) matching borosilicate glass and ceramics, is sealed to the solar receiver’s glass cylinder, thus allowing for the transfer of fluids.
To answer this system’s metal and glass sealing requirements, DILVER® is a dedicated grade (FeNi29Co17) perfectly fitted to the requirements of CSP, thus opening the door to a solar-fueled future.