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Concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world


Concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world compiles data on CSP plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development.

The database is run by SolarPACES – Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, working with member countries. CSP technologies include parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, and dish/engine systems.

For individual concentrating solar power projects, users can access profiles that include background information, a listing of participants in the project, and data on the power plant configuration.

These pages help utilities, financiers, manufacturers, and anyone interested in renewable-energy options to find information on the growing number of concentrating solar power projects around the world.

Concentrating solar power plants produce electric power by converting the sun’s energy into high-temperature heat using various mirror configurations. The heat is then channelled through a conventional generator. The plants consist of two parts: one that collects solar energy and converts it to heat, and another that converts heat energy to electricity.

SolarPACES is an international network of researchers and industry experts for the development and marketing of concentrating solar thermal power systems and solar chemistry technologies.

Access the Concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world database.