we produce the Linear Mirror II
physics blog, feb 2014
The Fregolent mirror has been installed and started started operation.
The first sunny day was the 23.2.2014. We used it to check mirror calibration and a number of system checks.
Unimpressed by our ongoing studies, the mirror started collecting heat energy:
The Hotel Al Cavaliere at Pordenone is the first hotel in the world heated by a Linear Mirror II.
But that is not the only innovation here: as heat carrier we used tab water without any antifreeze.
If the outside temperature should fall below 3 degrees, water is circulated and kept at a temperature
of about 3 to 5 degrees, using heat energy from the boiler. This would cause a loss of heat energy of
a few Euros at worst during the winter season, but it will save very much more on antifreeze.
One more mirror was sold to Germany.