Concentrating solar power or solar thermal power system

What is Concentrating solar power or solar thermal power system?

Concentrating solar power or solar thermal power system meaning A solar energy conversion system characterized by the optical concentration of solar rays through an arrangement of mirrors to generate a high temperature working fluid. Also see Solar trough, Solar power tower, or Solar dish. Concentrating solar power (but not Solar thermal power) may also refer to a system that focuses solar rays on aphotovoltaic cell to increase conversion efficiency.

 

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

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