Solar thermal power systems are a great way to convert solar radiation to electricity. Historically, there have been many complex issues that have been addressed one by one, making utility scale solar thermal power systems a reality today. Concentrating solar power systems are the main enabler of this reality. By concentrating solar radiation with parabolic troughs or heliostats, higher temperatures and, thus, higher quality steam can be achieved at competitive cost.
Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 10 tasks!
Double-check the to-do list on the Lesson 10 Introduction page to make sure you have completed all of the assigned tasks before you begin Lesson 11.