Following the closure of escrow on the purchase of a 109-acre plot in Desert Hot Springs, California, GDT Tek has outlined its plans to construct a 20MW PV park and an accompanying pilot solar thermal installation in the region. The intention is to illustrate the efficiency of the company’s technology approach versus ‘conventional’ PV power, a generation/co-generation technology that is based on the Organic Rankin Cycle principle that harnesses waste heat to extract its electrical generation capabilities.
The 20MW PV installation will be located on 100 acres, while the solar thermal project, to be located on the remaining nine acres, will use the company’s waste-heat energy to power a new “solar thermal style panel”, according to the company. Further information on the company’s technology is available here.
President of GDT Tek, Bo Linton, commented, “Our CTO, Ralf Horn, has estimated that our system will prove to be 40% more cost efficient and productive than current PV technology. Once we build it side by side the proof will show right on the meters for the entire world to see. It's our goal to become the frontrunner in solar farm technology and this site is a major step in getting us recognized as what we believe to be the best solar farm technology on the planet.”