In order to evaluate the possible usages of the solar concentrator, with Hugo we listed some of the possible applications doable with the direct or indirect product of the solar concentrator (mid-High temperature, High Pressure).
This list is not exhaustive and can be further expanded.
Cogeneration will, of course, increase efficiency.
1- Mid-High temperature processing
a. Food processing(cooking [Bread, Meals], Pre-cooked food production, Tomato sauces, Marmelades, Cans, Soups, Sterilization and container reuse)
b. Materials transformation & Chemistry (Soap, essential oils, Vegetable fuels, Algues, Bio-materials, Dryers[ie. wood])
c. Pre-heating for other specific applications (Gazifier, Metallurgy, Ceramics, Glass, Hoven, Gas separation, Material purification, ...)
2- Heating (<100° as waste product)
3- Electricity (Thermoelectric generators [seebeck], Stirling, [from mechanical and generators] )
4- Cooling (Absorbtion with Zeolithes, Heat Pumps,cool storage)
5- Mechanical processing [Crunching, Smashing, RPMs ] (wood works, Pellets, Fibers, Bio-materials, Isolating material, Pneumatic & Hydraulics)