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S01 - The ORC is loaded onto a trailer for transport to the field site.
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S02 - The ORC makes the slow trek up the 4x4 road to Pilot Clinic.
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S03 - Once at the site, the team readies the ORC for unloading on its concrete pad.
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S04 - After installation, connections are made from the ORC to other system components: the heat storage tank, air cooling condensers, and the parabolic troughs.
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S05 - The team tests interconnections to other subsystems to verify that the system is ready to go.
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S06 - Troughs are cleaned to remove any dust that has stuck to them during the hot summer months.
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S07 - Thapelo does a final pass cleaning the troughs to ready them for use.
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S08 - View of the installation and clinic from the neighboring plateau.
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S09 - Tracking troughs on the first day of full-system testing.
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S10 - View of the troughs over the ORC from the clinic.
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S11 - Makoanyane verifies tracking accuracy on the trough array.
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S12 - STG team monitors data as the system heats up, in preparation for system testing.