Between 2008 and September 2009 the ANU Solar Thermal Group built the new ANU 500 m² Big Dish, named ‘SG4’. This dish was built in collaboration with our commercial partners, Wizard Power Pty Ltd, also based here in Canberra. Development was funded by Wizard Power, ANU and AusIndustry.
The essential process is summarised in our recent Solar Energy paper.
We also have a fine selection of YouTube videos of the dish during construction created by Jose Zapata.