Solar thermal power plants

Solar thermal power plants are based on conventional power plant technology, supplemented by concentrated solar heat as a source of energy. It can be differentiated between three large-scale solar thermal systems: parabolic trough collectors, Fresnel systems and tower power plants. Solar thermal power plants have been using large thermal storage systems for many years to enable electricity to be generated even during the night. The global market is estimated to amount to around 20 billion euros per year. The German industry is well positioned with components and systems.

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