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Technologies: Solar Thermal Power Plants

Solar thermal power plants are using direct solar radiation with simple glass mirrors to concentrate the energy on an absorber. This receiver will supply the heat using conventional power plant technologies to run a turbine and to produce electricity.

The main concentrating technologies are:

for decentralized applications.

The heat may be stored to decouple the power production from the solar radiation. So solar electricity can also produced during the night. In addition continuous operation can be support by fossil backup burners. The application areas of solarthermal power plants are mainly in the sunbelt of the world with direct insolation of 1,700 to 2,800 kWh/year and square meter.