Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technologies use mirrors to concentrate (focus) the sun’s light energy and convert it into heat to create steam to drive a turbine that generates electrical power.
CSP technology utilizes focused sunlight. CSP plants generate electric power by using mirrors to concentrate (focus) the sun’s energy and convert it into high-temperature heat.That heat is then channeled through a conventional generator. The plants consist of two parts: one that collects solar energy and converts it to heat, and another that converts the heat energy to electricity.
Within India, CSP plants have been operating reliably for the last few years. The solutions are highly efficient and provide the flexibility to use in small, mid and large-scale industrial systems. These can be retrofitted seamlessly into an existing fossil-based industrial system or used for greenfield projects
• Clean, reliable power from domestic
• Operate at high annual efficiencies –
Firm power delivery when integrated
with thermal storage
• Easily integrated into the power grid
• Boosts national economy by creating
many new solar companies and jobs.
The mirrored reflectors are tilted toward the sun, and focus sunlight on the pipes to heat the oil inside to as much as 750°F.
The hot oil is then used to boil water, which makes steam to run conventional steam turbines and generators.