Heliostat

a large flat mirror, usually on a tracker so that it can continuously reflect the sun’s raysonto a central receiver.A typical central receiver system requires hundreds of heliostats.

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Heliostat

What is Heliostat?

Heliostat meaning A mirror that reflects solar rays onto a central receiver. A heliostat automatically adjusts its position to track daily or seasonal changes in the sun’s position. The arrangement of heliostats around a central receiver is also called a solar collector field.

 

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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