What Can I do with a Heliostat?

Heliostats are the most efficient and low-cost way to harness solar energy.  The uses for heliostats include:

  • heating homes, offices, and other buildings – one H1 heliostat can deliver over 1000 watts of heat, with no energy bill.
  • providing sunlight to shaded spaces – ‘daylighting’.  Rooms in some buildings always face away from the sun.  One H1 heliostat delivers over 230,000 lumens of beautiful natural light, free.
  • replacing fossil fuel heat in industrial processes – for example, in our solar rotational molding systems, LightManufacturing replaces expensive, polluting gas-fired ovens with an array of silent, clean heliostats.   Ask us how free solar thermal energy can transform your industry.
  • Keeping trees and plants alive and healthy in atria and courtyards or other shaded areas.
  • generating steam / ‘process heat’ for industrial applications
  • enhancing oil extraction
  • reducing the moisture content of crops – eg drying nuts prior to roasting, drying seafood
  • industrial-scale cooking
  • sterilization of medical equipment
  • melting snow and ice
  • electricity generation in ‘power-tower’ applications
    …and much more.