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NREL's concentrating solar power (CSP) projects focus on components R&D and systems analysis related to power tower and parabolic trough technologies. We support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its CSP deployment efforts in the following areas:

NREL received funding from DOE for concentrating solar power research projects. Through a competitive process, NREL was selected to lead the following projects:

In addition to these efforts, NREL is also a key partner on two other projects: