DLR, the German Aerospace Center, has recently published a short study – an overview of solar thermal power (CSP): Concentrated solar power produces heat, electricity and fuel.  

In its short study, DLR gives an overview of the current situation, looking at the technological status, requirements and potential of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants. The study focuses on the importance of these plants as a reliable supplier of controllable renewable heat and power for a sustainable future energy system. It answers frequently asked questions about how they work, geographical requirements, economic prospects and socio-economic consequences.

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An overview of solar thermal power (CSP): Concentrated solar power produces heat, electricity and fuel – by DLR