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

Reegle Definition

A technically simple way to produce electric power from solar energy: electricity is produced from steam which in turn is produced from concentrated light. The steam drives a conventional heat engine.


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