PS 10 Solar thermal power station –

May 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar – PS10 New 11 MWe Solar thermal power station based on power tower concept in Spain

Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power

May 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

From towers to dishes to linear mirrors to troughs, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies reflect and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP plant can generate enough power for about 90000 homes. This video explains what CSP is, how it works, and how systems like parabolic troughs produce renewable power. For more information on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s CSP research, see the Solar Energy Technology Program’s Concentrating Solar Power Web page at