SkyTrough uses glass-free, slide-in reflective mirror panels made with ReflecTech®PLUS mirror film. They are lightweight, easy to manufacture, ship and install, and significantly reduce construction time and cost compared to a conventional glass-mirrored parabolic trough system.
150 MWe (127,000 panels)*
Large spools of aluminum sheet and ReflecTechPLUS mirror film are loaded into the mirror panel fabrication line. The aluminum sheet is automatically uncoiled, leveled, and laminated with ReflecTechPLUS mirror film; and punched, roll-formed, and sheared to length. The completed mirror panels are shipped to the project site.
*One shift, with additional material handling.