Areva and Alstom, both of France, and Germany's Siemens have made similar investments over the past two years, and each have a hybrid concentrated solar-gas plant offering.
Challenges that once thwarted widespread solar thermal power generation — including cost, speed of deployment, and environmental sustainability — have now been met. eSolar delivers a new blueprint for solar energy in Cal
eSolar’s power plant technology uses small, flat, pre-fabricated mirrors called heliostats to track the sun and reflect its heat to a tower-mounted receiver.
GE Granted Exclusive License for Deployment of Solar Thermal Tower Technology.
eSolar will Provide Integrated Solar Thermal Tower Technology.Landmark Project will Enable more Wind, Solar and Natural Gas for Turkish Power Grid.
In the summer of 2009, eSolar unveiled the 5 MW Sierra SunTower plant, the only commercial concentrated solar energy tower facility operating in North America.
eSolar uses vertical mirrored towers of that perfectly concentrate sunlight on a ground target.