An important part of any education is solar energy is solar thermal energy technology and what happens when you super focus the sun’s rays onto a small surface. The results can be hotter than the sun itself. Concentrated solar thermal power ( CSP) projects tend to have a much higher efficiency than solar pv but so far have not enjoyed the reductions in cost that the solar pv industry continues to benefit from.
From towers to dishes to linear mirrors to troughs, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies reflect and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP plant can generate enough power for about 90,000 homes.
This video explains what CSP is, how it works, and how systems like parabolic troughs produce renewable power.