The R5800 solar concentrator, changed by the brand-new R23k, is made from a normal fiberglass dish antenna. It is covered in concerning 5800 3/8″ (~ 1cm) mirror ceramic tiles. When appropriately straightened, it could produce an area the dimension of a penny with a strength of 5000 times typical daytime. This strength of light is ample to thaw steel, evaporate light weight aluminum, boil concrete, transform dust right into lava, and also eliminate any kind of natural product in a split second. It stands at 5’9″ and also is 42″ throughout.
Regrettably, the R5800 was entirely ruined in a storage space lost fire on December 14, 2010, concerning 8 months after recording this video clip. It has actually been changed by the R23k, which has 23,000 mirrors as well as a focus power of 10,000 times daytime.
Area of dish aperture (elliptical)= (pi x 102cm x 73cm)/4 = 5848 sq cm
Area of focal point (circular)= pi(0.6cm)^2 = 1.14 sq cm
R5800 (Shown in video)
Dish Type= 0.7m x 1m offset focus elliptical.
Concentration Power= 5000x
Output Power Estimate = 560 watts
R23k (New version replacing R5800) Stats:
Dish Type= 1.2m x 1.3m offset focus elliptical.
Concentration Power= 10,000x
Output Power Estimate= 1130 watts.
Mirrors= 23000 of 1cm width triangular mirror tiles