Gleissner Heliostat

The urge to phase out nuclear and fossil electricity generation has led to significant advancements in the field of renewable energies. Parabolic dish concentrators and heliostats are used to focus sunlight on a receiver and generate heat, which is then transformed into electricity using a steam turbine. This system is an alternative to photovoltaic arrays, allowing easy and cost-effective thermal energy storage. The goal of this project is the analysis and design of a heliostat tracking system involving a rope/pulley system and winches as well as a special kinematic joint with an integrated positioning measurement system.

Project Description

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Contact Person
Hannes Wegleiter
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
+43 316 873 - 30512
+43 316 873 - 1030512
Project Data

Project Type: Joint Proposal

Program: FFG Innovation Check

Duration: 2 years

Status: Active

Workgroup: Energy Aware Measurement Systems

  • Institute of Machine Elements and Methods of Development.