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Success In Metal Melting

Success In Metal Melting

Since their first solar melt in June 2006 the LIFE R&D team has designed, built and tested 6 separate working prototypes. Temperatures of over 1120 Celsius have been measured and a variety of metals have been melted and poured. The largest furnace unit to date is rated at 23 KW. Computer modelling conducted at Dalhousie University, Department of Mechanical Engineering has verified the process and indicate much higher temperatures are attainable as the apparatus is improved. Accordingly, the two-stage concentrator offers a much greater power intensity than conventional "flat plate" solar technologies, so that method may represent one of the most efficient solar collectors in the world.

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UNB Student Design Teams

Two separate student teams from the University of New Brunswick took on Prometheus themed design projects for the 2009 fall term. One team focused on the tracking mechanics while the other team analysed the collapsable structure of the Gamma II prototype. Over the term the students collaborated with the Prometheus team and produced great results. UNB and LIFE look forward to collaborating on more projects.

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