Definition: Concentrating solar power

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Concentrating solar power

Technologies that use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat. This thermal energy can then be used to produce electricity via a steam turbine or heat engine that drives a generator.[1][2]

Wikipedia Definition


Also Known As
CSP
Related Terms
Solar energySolar power towerParabolic troughenergyheatelectricity generationturbinepowerenergy
References
  1. http://www.eere.energy.gov/basics/renewable_energy/csp.html
  2. http://205.254.135.24/tools/glossary/index.cfm?id=C