06 Jan '12, 3pm

Keeping the Lights On: Why Concentrating Solar Power is Vital to Tomorrow’s Energy Mix

But it’s another kind of solar power, concentrating solar power (CSP), which might prove even more important. Look at a CSP power station and you’ll see not solar panels, but acres and acres of mirrors, all focusing the sun’s rays onto a single central tower, in which fluid is heated to very high temperatures by the focused sunlight. The super-heated fluid can then be used to generate power much like a steam engine.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/06/keeping-the-lights-on...

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