Concentrated solar power

Photo | 7 May, 2009

Aerial photo of the PS10 Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Plant. The 11 megawatt solar power tower produces electricity with 624 large movable mirrors called heliostats. The solar radiation, mirror design plant is capable of producing 23 GWh of electricity which is enough to supply power to a population of 10,000.

Concentrated solar power, less known can also provide power for large communities. By concentrating the solar heat on one point with large mirrors, it heats the top of the tower to temperatures hot enough to melt steel. The heat is then used for power generation or energy storage.

Categories

The latest updates

Show thumb view  

Solar micro-grid project, Dharnai Village, India

Video | 13 August, 2014 at 11:30

The people of Dharnai village used to have a facility supplied by the state Government which provided electricity. This infrastructure hasn't been available for the last 33 years and diesel generators have been the only source of electricity.

Portraits of Arctic Sunrise Crew

Slideshow | 8 August, 2014

The Arctic Sunrise Leaves Murmansk

Slideshow | 1 August, 2014

1 - 5 of 5594 results.