The Big Solar Furnace represents a complex optical and mechanical mechanism with automated control systems. It consists of a heliostat field and a paraboloid concentrator forming the stationary flow of energy of high density in the focal zone of the concentrator. The area of the reflecting surface of the heliostat field - 3020m2, the concentrator - 1840 m2. The temperature in the focus of the concentrator rays exceeds 3000 C. It's the biggest solar furnace in the world!
The solar furnace is located in Uzbekistan, its power is 700kW. There is the second furnace like this, it is situated in France.