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Innovation in Concentrated Solar Power

UCD-ITS-RP-11-82

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Energy Efficiency Center

Suggested Citation:
Barlev, David, Ruxandra Vidu, Pieter Stroeve (2011) Innovation in Concentrated Solar Power. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 95 (10), 2703 - 2725

This work focuses on innovation in CSP technologies over the last decade. A multitude of advancements has been developed during this period, as the topic of concentrated solar power is becoming more mainstream. Improvements have been made in reflector and collector design and materials, heat absorption and transport, power production and thermal storage. Many applications that can be integrated with CSP regimes to conserve (and sometimes produce) electricity have been suggested and implemented, keeping in mind the environmental benefits granted by limited fossil fuel usage.