Concentrating Solar Energy- Technologies and Markets Overview

Raed Sherif

eSolar, Inc., 130 W. Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 USA Email: Phone +1.818.571.8128


Keywords: Concentrating solar, CPV technologies, CSP technologies, CST technologies


This paper discusses the concentrating solar technologies used for utility-scale solar power. Specifically, it explains the rationale behind the use of concentration for photovoltaic modules, and how concentrating photovoltaic technologies compare with concentrating solar thermal technologies. It describes innovations in both areas, and how they are addressing the cost challenges to meet the needs of the utility scale market


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