Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power

bjbj Take the natural heat from the sun, reflect it against a mirror, focus all of that heat on one area, send it through a power system, and you’ve got a renewable way of making electricity. It’s called concentrating solar power, or CSP. Now, there are many types of CSP technologies. Towers, dishes, linear mirrors, […]

How Linear Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plants Work (Animation)

– [Instructor] Hi, John here. In this video, we’re gonna look at a Linear Concentrator. It’s a type of solar power station where we use the heat from the sun’s rays to generate electricity. We’re gonna have a look at all of the main components within the system and we’re gonna explain to you how […]

Solar Energy

The sun was humankind’s first source of power, and, with a little work, may be the last one we’ll ever need. A good desert collects more solar energy in six hours than the entire world uses in a year. The surface area of my body is about, uh, a meter and a half squared. If […]