Solar PV R&DProject Central Receiver CPV Pilot Project Stage 2
This report details the world’s first pre-commercial pilot of a central receiver system that uses solar photovoltaic (PV) energy conversion.
The central receiver CPV (CSPV) pilot project demonstrates the world’s first commercial heliostat central receiver system that uses photovoltaic energy conversion. Stage 1 of the project, supported by the Victorian Government, was the first step where key components of the system were developed and proven. Stage 2 of the project, supported by ARENA, saw RayGen construct and commission a 200kW commercial scale pilot plant using the CSPV technology. The grid-connected power station is now operational and supplies a local agriculture business.