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HOW DOES YOUR CSP HANDLE IT? MAXIMUM IRRADIATION CLIP

Slide CURRENT TECHNOLOGY Cambras active tracking system
The weak spot in CSP design lies in the thermal imbalance between loops. Fluctuations of +-10ºC and more have diminishing effects on the mixed temperature, on the equipment and, of course, on revenues.

Active Tracking solves this problem on many levels. A high performance optical sensor and a powerful algorithm continuously fine-tune the entire solar field, down to the individual SCA. While Passive Tracking follows calculated sun positions, for better or for worse, Active Tracking reacts immediately to a new situation and keeps each loop‘s temp in check. That brings the mixed temp within a +-2º degree deviation, a new benchmark in Thermal Balance and CSP design.
Thermal Balance

Slide At least 48 months 1 Week Installing ATS in 1-4 Test Loops 4 Weeks 50 MW = 300 MD // 5 fitter = 2 months Measurements
12 months Installation Operation Return
Implementation A STRONG BUSINESS PROPOSAL Smart technology that comes with a smart implementation and financial proposal. You have a grace period of over 12 Months before your first payment is due. Enough time to study the technology in operation and generate the first returns. In other words, it comes at no financial risk. The physical installation in parts or in toto is minimal invasive. Hardware and software can be phased in a plant in full operation with hardly any downtime.

Slide Our patented sensor delivers optical high resolution. Unrivaled in accuracy and speed, it is the cornerstone of our technology. It delivers a stream of tracking data to the central system, the basis of a high resolution performance map of the entire plant. And it gives instant feedback to every change in the SCA's overall condition and position. It‘s analytical skill extends even to the washing cycle of the mirrors. It reads precisely when a mirror needs cleaning, and analyses the nature of the dirt, organic or unorganic, to make sure the right detergent is brought to the task. The Optical Sensor

Slide The solar field is run by a powerful managing software based on the collection and analysis of Big Data. The feedback mechanism between sensor and control center gives us full control of the outlet temperature of every loop. With this we can fine-tune each collector for the optimum yield while keeping the overall thermal balance of the plant in mind.

Cambras sets a new standard in CSP design with this technology, keeping the thermal balance inside a +/-2º deviation from the ideal temperature. From the wealth of data we developed other helpful tools to run a CSP plant efficiently, like our Predictive Maintenance.
Central Intelligence

Slide Here is a Local Controller that cuts its own numbers in half. Because only 2 and not the usual 4 are needed to manage a loop. Automation is integration into exisiting infrastructures. Which is why we deliver the controller with an open source software. Automation is reliability. Our LOC is built from standardized components that can be trusted both in operation and supply lines around the world.

One look „behind the scenes“ should be enough of an endorsement of the Cambras way. The clutter of components looks like an invitation for failure, incompatibilities and spare part nightmares.
Automation is Efficiency

Strt Predictive Maintenance UP Current Technology Plant performance
Wait and see
A number of failures happen within just a week: sensors, PLC components , network components and finally the bearings break and take 6 loops down.

Spare parts from a number of producers, the surprises of worldwide shipping and local custom officials - enough potential to ruin the rest of the summer.
„Equipment failure happens all the time. No wonder, in this rough climate. What can you do but wait and see“
Predictive Maintenance
DN Predictive Maintenance Know and Act The integration of Big Data anticipates events like this months earlier. Spare parts are ordered long in advance. When the parts break down as predicted you replace them after sunset, of course, to avoid any downtime.





Wait and See or Know and Act. The two scenarios show the difference. They also show the price you pay if you are not in the know.
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UP Current Technology Plant performance
Wait and see
A number of failures happen within just a week: sensors, PLC components , network components and finally the bearings break and take 6 loops down.

Spare parts from a number of producers, the surprises of worldwide shipping and local custom officials - enough potential to ruin the rest of the summer.
„Equipment failure happens all the time. No wonder, in this rough climate. What can you do but wait and see“
Predictive Maintenance
DN Predictive Maintenance Know and Act The integration of Big Data anticipates events like this months earlier. Spare parts are ordered long in advance. When the parts break down as predicted you replace them after sunset, of course, to avoid any downtime.





Wait and See or Know and Act. The two scenarios show the difference. They also show the price you pay if you are not in the know.
warning
UP Current Technology Plant performance
Wait and see
A number of failures happen within just a week: sensors, PLC components , network components and finally the bearings break and take 6 loops down.

Spare parts from a number of producers, the surprises of worldwide shipping and local custom officials - enough potential to ruin the rest of the summer.
„Equipment failure happens all the time. No wonder, in this rough climate. What can you do but wait and see“
Predictive Maintenance
DN Predictive Maintenance Know and Act The integration of Big Data anticipates events like this months earlier. Spare parts are ordered long in advance. When the parts break down as predicted you replace them after sunset, of course, to avoid any downtime.





Wait and See or Know and Act. The two scenarios show the difference. They also show the price you pay if you are not in the know.
warning

Slide In regular intervals cleaning trucks work through the entire field washing every mirror. We found out how inefficient that is. Because mirrors that needed washing should have gotten it much earlier to perform at a 100%. Whereas mirrors that didn‘t really neded it, really didn‘t need it. We trust the keen eyes of our sensors to detect dust and dirt before it impedes the performance. It‘s analytical skills detect even the difference between organic and unorganic dirt so the right detergent is brought to the task. Washing the Mirrors

Slide CAMBRAS fulfills the promise of industry 4.0 not just by name but with a host of intelligent services, constantly increasing efficiency, yield and the operational options of a CSP powerplant. Predictive Maintenance delivers day-to-day operational tools and far-sighted precautions based on our analysis of Big Data. Cambras multiple power plant architecture allows an objective comparison between many CSP power plants. CAMBRAS redundant programming of the automation layers – sensor (measurement), processing (IT), actors (drive) and interfaces (DCS) – enables every system to take over a task from the next one, should that have a breakdown.
A.I. and the remote service Safety Concept with a maximum of redundancy Industry 4.0

Slide About us Ten years of technical excellence - with several international patents to it‘s name - and detailed industry know-how. We develop the technology, the managing software and service tools that boost the performance of CSP powerplants.

At the heart of our Active Tracking System is an patented optical sensor and a powerful system software that takes control of the temperature fluctuations between the loops. We are setting a new benchmark in thermal balance deviating only +/-2º C. from the ideal temperature, compared to +/-10º C. in current technology. Central to our service promise is the combined intelligence of Big Data, Industry 4.0 standards and efficient tools like predictive maintenance.

Integrating Cambras technology (in toto or in parts ) is easy even in a plant in full operation. The integration is also risk-free, thanks to a very attractive financial plan.
SALES & MARKETING IN MUNICH Cambras Technology Production in Rostock RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IN DÜSSELDORF

Management Alexander von Sperber CEO and Founder

Alexander von Sperber has worked in the industry for 20 years. During this time he has gathered substantial experience in strategic corporate development and financing, particularly in the flat glass and mirror industry as well as in the renewables.
Lukas Kirscht CTO and Founder

Lukas Kirscht has the experience of over 20 years in the industry, has spent the last 8 years in the development and implementation of CSP technologies. Before his activities in CSP Markets he gained substantial experience at MAN and Harting.
Dr. Clemens Janning CFO

Dr. Clemens Janning has over 20 years experience as CFO in the industry, partially with a volume of €1B under his control and responsibility.

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