Solar power tower

What is Solar power tower?

Solar power tower meaning A solar energy conversion system that uses a large field of independently adjustable mirrors(heliostats) to focus solar rays on a near single point atop a fixed tower (receiver). The concentrated energy may be used to directly heat the working fluid of a Rankine cycle engine or to heat an intermediary thermal storage medium (such as a molten salt).

 

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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