Design and comissioning of parabolic trough array

SOLEM designed and commissioned a concentrating collector array for a solar cooling system in a shopping mall in Newcastle/Australia. The solar array has been installed on the Charlestown Square Shopping Centre in Charlestown, NSW, Australia. It consists of 12 parabolic trough collectors, powering a double-effect 233 kWr ABsorption chiller providing chilled water to a central chilled water network. The system was installed and commissioned between 2010-2013. It was funded by the building owner, GPT and a NSW government grant.