California Energy Commission

Winston Cone Optics is demonstrating the next-generation non-tracking collector using advanced optics to collapse a traditional tilted collector into a flat aperture collector.

  • This eliminates row-to-row shading, maximizing land-use efficiency and thermal power generated per land area.
  • This reduces wind loading, reducing structural and foundational requirements, enabling mobile systems without ground penetrations.

American-Made Solar Desalination Prize

Winston Cone Optics is developing a solar thermal-driven brine concentration system using our non-tracking collectors to unlock inland desalination for agricultural use.