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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 Electricity, Resources, and Building Systems Integration Center leads the research and development in concentrating solar power.
NREL's concentrating solar power research supports the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, through its partnership in SunLab.
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