A new era in heat transfer
How do you keep the lights on when the sun goes down if you’re dependent on solar power? Is it possible to capture useful heat that’s otherwise emitted into the air? Can you recycle energy?
Questions like these keep Neville Jordison up at night. They are also what gets him out of bed in the morning.
Jordison is the chief executive officer at Solex Energy Science, a newly formed Calgary-headquartered company that’s focused on applying the science of bulk solids heat transfer to emerging challenges associated with sustainable initiatives such as solar power, waste heat recovery and carbon capture.
In the November/December 2020 issue of ProcessWest magazine Jordison shares the genesis of Solex Energy Science, which was created earlier this year as a spin-off from Solex Thermal Science.
Much of Solex Energy Science’s early work has been focused on solar – or to be more specific concentrated solar power (CSP). The technology has emerged as a leading candidate in overcoming the limitations that come with traditional photovoltaic (PV) technology, which, as Jordison reminds us, only produces electricity when the sun is shining.
Download a pdf to read the full story, and learn more about how it also led to the installation of eight more units at different Waupaca locations.
Want to learn more about Solex Energy Science? Visit www.solexenergy.ca.
This entry was last updated on November 18, 2020
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