16 Dec '11, 1pm

5 Simple Facts About Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy

5 Simple Facts About Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy

Solar Thermal Energy Systems are a Lot More Sophisticated The first four facts discuss the advantages of concentrated solar thermal energy over photovoltaic solar energy. Now let’s tackle one of its major drawbacks. Setting up configurations for a solar thermal energy plant is actually a lot more difficult than in photovoltaic solar energy plants, because there are more things to install (thermal storage systems, heat engine, solar concentrators, etc.) despite the fact that it occupies much less space. Because of this difficulty, home-based concentrated solar thermal energy systems are not that common (compared to PV solar energy systems).

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