California Energy Commission,
“Solar Thermal Electricity”
A general discussion of the
technology. Also discusses funding available in California for solar-thermal
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC),
“Solar Thermal Electric (Concentrating Solar) Technologies”
The Massachusetts Technology
Collaborative is the state’s development agency for renewable energy and the
innovation economy. This website provides information on the four
main types of solar thermal electric systems: parabolic trough collectors,
dish/engine systems, power towers, and hybrid systems.
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, “Concentrating Solar Power”
DOE researches and develops
concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, focusing on three types of CSP
technologies: trough systems, dish/engine systems, and power towers.
Western Area Power Administration,
“Renewable Resources Program”
Western has a long and
fruitful history of promoting and implementing solar energy – including solar
thermal and photovoltaic systems – on both agency and power customer
facilities. Western offers Federal customers two renewable resource
products and facilitates customer access to renewable energy developers. The
goal of the program is to identify customers that desire renewable resources
in their generation mix and provide the technical and marketing assistance
required for them to fully evaluate the option.
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