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In today’s emissions-constrained world, AREVA Solar’s solar steam generators are helping customers reduce their emissions profile, providing a sustainable renewable energy solution.
AREVA Solar designs, manufactures and installs solar steam generators for the global power generation and industrial steam needs of its customers in a dependable, market-competitive and environmentally responsible manner.

  • Overview

    SIMPLE SOLUTIONS. POWERFUL RESULTS

    Our Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR) solar steam generators produce superheated, high-pressure steam directly from the sun.
    Each system seamlessly integrates with new and existing solar, solar/fossil-fired hybrid and conventional power plants, as well as a diverse range of industrial processes.

    The generators are simple, durable, and scalable. They are also the most land-efficient renewable energy technology in operation, generating 1.5 to 2.6 times more peak power per acre of land than competing solar technologies.

    AREVA Solar’s steam generators meet the highest quality assurance standards. We are proud to be the first and only solar steam power boiler manufacturer to receive the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ "S" Stamp Certificate of Authorization—the industry hallmark of acceptance and certification.

  • Capabilities

    The AREVA Solar team has expertise in every aspect of power generation and industrial steam applications—from R&D, engineering, and manufacturing through construction management and operation.

    Research and Development

    AREVA Solar's core group of chemists, physicists, and engineers are working on optics, coatings, materials, and manufacturing processes to improve the performance and further reduce the cost of our solar steam generators. Their ongoing refinements to our technology are extending AREVA Solar's leadership in these fields as demonstrated at our Kimberlina Solar Thermal Power Plant and Research Facility in Bakersfield, California.

    Engineering

    AREVA Solar's engineering team brings a variety of disciplines across the electric power generation and process steam industries. The team optimizes AREVA Solar's existing technologies for production and brings new technologies from R&D into volume manufacturing. AREVA Solar partners with leading consulting engineering firms to test and verify the energy production and lifecycle performance of its solar steam generators.

    High-Volume Manufacturing

    AREVA Solar's approach to solar steam production emphasizes manufacturing facilities located near customer sites, the use of standard commodity materials (steel, glass, and concrete), and the application of mass-produced components.
    AREVA Solar operates its own solar collector production facilities to deliver the highest performance at the lowest possible cost.

    Quality Assurance

    We are proud to be the first and only solar steam power boiler manufacturer to receive the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' "S" Stamp Certificate of Authorization—the industry hallmark of acceptance and certification.

    Construction and Operation

    AREVA Solar brings to our customers extensive experience in building and operating large-scale power plants and industrial steam projects.
    AREVA Solar's team has an outstanding track record of safe, clean, reliable operations.

  • Certification

    AREVA Solar was awarded the "S" Stamp Certificate of Authorization from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for the manufacture of the company's industrial solar steam power boilers.

    AREVA Solar is the first and only solar steam power boiler manufacturer to receive this Certificate of Authorization under ASME's Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code.

    An ASME "S" Stamp indicates that a product conforms to the latest edition of the ASME BPV Code and is considered the industry hallmark of acceptance and certification. It is recognized in more than 100 countries as a means of meeting government safety regulations, and complies with all safety laws and regulations in the United States and Canada.

  • FAQs

    What does AREVA Solar do?

    AREVA Solar designs, manufactures, installs and operates solar steam generators for customers around the world. Our concentrated solar power (CSP) systems provide reliable, scalable and cost-competitive renewable energy solutions for both power and industrial steam customers.

    What is AREVA Solar’s technology?

    AREVA Solar's zero-emissions solar steam generators produce superheated steam directly from the sun. The company's core technology, the Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR) solar collector and steam generation system, uses flat, modular mirrors to focus the sun’s heat onto elevated receivers, which consist of a system of tubes through which water flows. The concentrated sunlight boils the water in the tubes, generating high-pressure, superheated steam for use in power generation and industrial steam applications.

    Who are AREVA Solar's customers?

    AREVA Solar is one of the fastest growing concentrated solar powerproviders.The company currently has more than 500 MW in operation, under construction, or in advanced development. 2 of AREVA Solar customers include CS Energy and Tucson Electric Power.

    AREVA Solar designs, manufactures and installs solar steam generators for the global power generation and industrial steam needs of its customers in a dependable, market-competitive and environmentally responsible manner.

    Where are AREVA Solar's solar thermal energy installations located?

    AREVA Solar has operations and offices in the western United States, Australia, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, MENA, and France.

    What is AREVA Solar's solar system footprint?

    AREVA Solar's solar thermal energy technology is the most land efficient in operation—generating 1.5 to 2.6 peak power per acre than any other solar technology. This high energy density translates into lower costs, a smaller environmental footprint and greater access to existing power plant and industrial sites.

    How does AREVA Solar serve power and steam customers reliably?

    AREVA Solar supplies solar steam equipment for power generation and industrial steam customers. Unlike photovoltaic energy resources that immediately shut down during periods of transient cloud coverage, AREVA Solar's solar steam generators retain heat, allowing for a more seamless integration with the electric grid. For standalone power plants, AREVA Solar can also include a natural gas boiler back-up design. These solar-natural gas hybrid plants can meet the same dispatchability levels as a conventional power plant.

    How long does it take to install an AREVA Solar solar thermal energy system?

    By using standard, commodity materials and high-volume, automated production, AREVA Solar can quickly scale-up to meet our customers' needs. Depending upon the size of the project, AREVA Solar can install a solar thermal field in 6 to 18 months.

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