Utility-Scale Solar Ramps Up

Morse, Frederick H.
November 2006
Solar Today;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p22
Academic Journal
The article focuses on utility-scale solar, a concentrating solar power (CSP) system in the U.S. Here, questions on why utility-scale solar is not growing at an impressive rate are discussed. One reason why utility-scale is not widely used because of its high cost. Another reason is the land availability of resource limitations, CSP systems require adequate direct normal solar radiation to efficiently focus the energy of the sun and generate power. Moreover, it also requires an arid climate and relatively flat land.


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