NREL collaborates with industry to further the research and development (R&D) of concentrating solar power (CSP) plant and solar thermal technologies.
NREL's projects in concentrating solar power focus on components R&D and systems analysis related to power tower and parabolic trough technologies:
In addition, NREL has received funding through the following competitively awarded projects:
Learn more about NREL's capabilities by reading the following fact sheets.
NREL's concentrating solar power research supports the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, through its partnership in SunLab.
NREL Handbook Helps Industry Collect and Interpret Solar Resource Data for Solar Energy Applications
February 24, 2015
2014 Energy Systems Integration Facility Annual Report Available for Download
February 13, 2015
Concentrating Solar Power Basics
Concentrating Solar Power Maps
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