20 years development of solar thermal power plants – Why is there an urgent need for the use of solar energy?

Solar thermal power plants shall contribute a considerable share to cover the drastically rising energy consumption. They can do so, since the development of various technologies has advanced quite far, but the last sumptuous step is still to be done: the large-scale testing.

This paper illustrates those power plant concepts which have been developed in whole or to a major part by Schlaich Bergermann und Partner: the Solar Tower, the Dish-Stirling System for decentralized energy production, the European version of the parabolic-trough-plants as well as the Tower power plant for which new heliostats have been designed.


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