Siemens has released a new solar receiver, the UVAC 6G (Universal Vacuum Air Collector), which the company says further increases thermal heat production for solar power plants.
The improved heat generation of the UVAC 6G enables the construction and operation of more efficient power plants by up to 2.5%, according to Siemens. The UVAC 6G is the company's sixth generation solar receiver. Using improved coatings, the UVAC 6G absorbs maximum solar energy and converts it into heat used to produce electricity.
Patented getter bridge technology eliminates hydrogen in the receiver tube before any vacuum loss can occur and does not require workaround solutions for maintenance, Siemens explains.