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Concentrated solar power (Rev #5)

Idea

Concentrated solar power uses lenses or mirrors to concentrate sunlight, producing heat which drives a heat engine, usually a steam turbine, connected to a generator. This is a different idea than photovoltaic solar power, where solar power is directly converted to electricity without the use of steam turbines.

For examples of concentrated solar power plants, already operational or planned, see our articles:

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Google is interested in concentrated solar power.

References

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