Applications

Commercial & Industrial Process Heat Applications

Focal Point Energy's product is a solar steam boiler that directly integrates with conventional steam systems. Photo: David Parsons/NREL.

Focal Point Energy’s product is a solar steam boiler that directly integrates with conventional steam systems. Photo: David Parsons/NREL.

Focal Point’s product is a solar boiler with the distinctive ability to produce temperatures in the range of 180 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (180-400° F).

Instead of only pre-heating feed water, Focal Point Energy solar collectors directly produce high-temperature, pressurized fluid for direct integration in a facility’s high-temperature hydronic or steam system.

 

Boiler Boost™

The output of Focal Point’s solar thermal energy system is programmable like a home thermostat, producing any temperature needed.

Typical applications involve adding heat to a conventional fossil fuel-fired heating system, or a Boiler Boost™ for short. Currently this category of applications is known by various other names as well, including:

  • Solar process heat
  • Natural gas (or other fuel) steam boiler supplementation
  • Boiler augmentation (commercial, institutional, industrial)

 

Professional Engineering

Focal Point collaborates with mechanical, energy, boiler and other contractors and manufacturers to engineer, procure and install solar thermal augmentation of large-scale, high-temperature commercial, institutional and industrial water heating and boiler systems at new and existing facilities.

Specific applications use standard steam engineering and HVAC equipment and techniques.