Concentrating Solar Power Projects by Technology

In this section, you can select a concentrating solar power (CSP) technology from the list below. You can then select a specific project and review a profile covering project basics, participating organizations, and power plant configuration data for the solar field, power block, and thermal energy storage.
  • Parabolic Trough—line-focus systems that use curved mirrors to focus sunlight on a receiver
  • Linear Fresnel reflector—line-focus systems that use relaxed and flat mirrors arranged to focus sunlight on a receiver
  • Power Tower—point-focus systems that use heliostats to focus sunlight on a tower-mounted receiver
  • Dish/Engine—point-focus systems that use curved mirrors to focus sunlight on a receiver.