Energy - Large scale solar

Solucar PU10 CSP solar tower, Seville
Photo by afloresm

Large scale electricity generation
from solar energy

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), is a method of generating electricity from solar energy on a grand scale. CSP utilises large arrays of solar-tracking mirrors to convert the sun's energy into steam to drive generators.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)

  • Trans-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Cooperation (TREC)
    This is an initiative that campaigns for the transmission of clean power from deserts (DESERTEC) throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. www.desertec.org/
  • TREC-UK
    TREC-UK works to raise awareness of the 'DESERTEC' concept developed by TREC (see above) in the UK and beyond. The site provides many resources on the subject, including locations amd info on concentrating solar power projects, reports, etc. and a discussion forum which also has a criticism topic!.
    www.trec-uk.org.uk
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory- Concentrating Solar Power Research
    Information on concentrating solar power projects in the USA.
    www.nrel.gov/csp/
  • European Community Energy Research
    Provides a useful introduction, with diagrams and photos, on concentrated solar power systems. http://ec.europa.eu/research/energy/
  • CSP today
    CSP today is a provider of industry focused news, events, reports, updates and information for the Concentrated Solar Power industry. www.csptoday.com
  • PV Resources
    A very informative website providing details of the world's largest photovoltaic (solar electric) installations. www.pvresources.com