Shedding some light on innovations in Concentrated Solar Power

The Sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind energy, hydro and nuclear. Specifically, solar thermal electricity from concentrated solar power (CSP) systems could provide over 10 % of the world’s electricity by mid-century and prevent the emission of billions of tonnes [...]

Concentrated solar power plants to produce electricity at night thanks to storage technology

Thermal energy storage (TES) systems can boost the conversion of solar thermal into electricity. They allow the efficient storage of heat during the day so that electricity production continues at night. Currently, the expansion of small and midsized concentrated solar power plants is limited because of the shortage of [...]