How CSP Works: Tower, Trough, Fresnel or Dish

Shouhang, one of the two main research-backed CSP developers in China, has made this descriptive video showing the details of how Tower CSP works: All concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies use a mirror configuration to concentrate the sun’s light energy onto a receiver and convert it into heat. The heat can then be used […]

Power grid stability – why CSP is the kind of solar that could replace natural gas plants

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) used in a solar thermal power plant is often portrayed as being in competition with solar PV, but in practice it really competes with the other thermal power plants like natural gas and coal. Here’s why: Read More …