Concentrated Solar Power Plant

A parabolic trough concentrating solar power plant uses curved mirrors to concentrate the energy from the sun onto a receiver tube.  A synthetic oil/Molten nitrate  salts (HTF) absorbs the sun’s energy, reaching high temperatures  depending on the HTF used placed safely in the receiver tube that runs down the centre of a parabolic trough. The HTF then passes through a heat exchanger to heat water which then produces steam.  The steam drives a conventional steam turbine power system to generate power that can be transported via a transmission line. The thermal energy concentrated can be stored and used to produce electricity when it is needed, normally at night.

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