CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER

 


 

One of the biggest challenges of our time is the control and reduction of CO2 emissions. One way to reduce CO2 emissions is to employ alternative means of power generation such as solar energy.

CSP is currently the 3rd biggest sustainable power generation industry. It is estimated that this will meet 7 % of the world's power needs by 2030 and this figure is even expected to rise to 25 % in 2050. CSP technology will therefore be increasingly important in the future. Already in this present day, an area equivalent to only 3 % of the Sahara could provide the world with its current demand for electricity.

 

CSP systems are installed in the world’s “sun belts” (areas with the required high levels of direct irradiation (DNI)). This kind of solar energy utilizes mirrors that focus the sun beams onto a receiver tube containing a heat medium (usually thermal oil or water). The generated thermal energy can be used to produce steam, heat, cold, or electricity. When a CSP system generates electricity (through also utilizing a steam turbine), it is called a solar power plant.


Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) offers enormous potential for the generation of thermal energy. In contrast to wind and photovoltaic energy, in which the energy has to be consumed immediately, the energy produced by CSP systems can be stored and then discharged at a later stage and is therefore available on demand. This means that the energy produced during the day can also be released after dark and drawn upon according to demand.

PRODUCTS

 


 

Feranova Sandwich Mirror

Process Heat Collectors

Electricity Generation Collectors

PV Modules

 

FRT Collector, air-borne




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