A field trial to develop highly efficient solar energy heliostats made from plastic has opened in Edinburgh. Car parts manufacturer Precision Components is partnering with the University of South Australia to operate the concentrated solar research field that includes 25 heliostats each measuring 7.2 square metre and a 16-metre-tall concentrated solar photo-voltaic (PV) receiver, which can generate about 30 kW of electricity per hour. While the heliostats at the solar field are currently made of traditional glass, researchers at the Mawson Lakes campus of UniSA are looking to apply thin film coating technology to produce lightweight and durable polycarbonate mirrors. This will result in cheaper and more efficient heliostats that stay cleaner for longer.Full article in The Lead South Australia…
Benefits of Working & Investing in Salisbury
The City of Salisbury is located 15 kilometres north of the Adelaide CBD and is at the centre of South Australia’s economy, as the fourth largest economy in the State with a Gross Regional Product of $5.92 billion, 6.2 per cent of the Gross State Product.
It is a progressive, proactive and pro-business city that offers more than just a great place to do business, it also offers a great lifestyle. Nearly 6,400 businesses call Salisbury home including a host of international firms and flourishing entrepreneurs. It is a place of opportunity where businesses succeed.
Our Council actively supports business to invest and grow. We offer affordable commercial land, excellent transportation infrastructure and networks, a highly skilled workforce and access to world leading research facilities. We also offer business support services including mentoring, advice and networking.
We are at the centre of Australia’s growing multi-billion dollar defence industry, are a hub for national and international food processing companies that are meeting growing international demand for Australian goods, and are home to world leading research facilities, driving innovation and commercialisation across sectors including manufacturing, telecommunications, mineral processing and clean technologies.
The City of Salisbury also offers an enviable lifestyle. With over 140,000 residents, Salisbury is one of the largest metropolitan local government areas based on size and population, with its population expected to grow to more than 150,000 by 2036. With plenty of open space, a wide choice of high quality housing, leading education facilities, great shopping and world class recreational amenities, our city provides a great place to live, work and play.
Salisbury’s future is exciting and you should be a part of it.