Solera is a new company created to develop and market small electricity
generating systems (about 25 to 50 kw) ideal for green buildings, small
businesses or small communities, capable of operating 24/7.
Solera sought the most economical way of downsizing simple and proven solar
thermal technologies, sacrificing some efficiencies for simplicity and
reliability, storing energy in the form of pressurized hot water to achieve 24/7
operation. Depending on the location, the system could operate some 300
days a year and with supplemental heating could operate continuously.
We are seeking sponsors/grants to build a full size demonstration unit to
rate the systems, since daily and seasonal solar irradiation will affect the
operating temperatures and thus the efficiency of the turbine in the Rankine
We have chosen to provide plenty of information in the site,
hoping to elicit suggestions, comments and advice. There are still several
stumbling blocks to overcome, from finding the turbine to the optimal dimensions
of the collectors. Any comments, suggestions or advice is welcome.
- Solera Power Corporation
- Postal address: 1423 Dutton Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95407
- Electronic mail: