Evaluation of Composite Materials for Heliostat Cost Reduction

Daniel Tsvankin, Matt Muller

Research output: NRELPresentation


This is an evaluation of composite materials for heliostat cost reduction, including the motivation, reference heliostat model, characteristic wind loads, selection of pultruded structural composites, and technoeconomic analysis using equivalent deformation.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePresented at the ASME 17th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, 10-12 July 2023, Washington, D.C.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5K00-87044


  • composite materials
  • HelioCon
  • heliostat cost reduction
  • unidirectional fiber pultruded composites (UFP)


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