‘World’s first’ solar-powered helium processing facility under construction


Fabrication has begun on the ‘world’s first’ solar-powered helium processing facility.

Desert Mountain Energy is behind the McCauley helium processing facility, based in Arizona, US, that will use solar energy to produce and process helium in a environmentally friendly manner.

In addition to its solar energy capabilities, the site will also use hydrogen discovered in the McCauley helium field as a back-up energy source. 

To further boost efficiency, the Desert Mountain Energy team have designed the processing facility with mostly off-the-shelf components and connections with the highest structural strengths to ensure a long-life span.

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