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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Photo of numerous parallel rows of parabolic trough collectors tracking the sun. The cooling towers and other generator equipment are in the midst of the troughs, and two water tanks are in the background.

The Solar Electric Generating Station IV power plant in California consists of many parallel rows of parabolic trough collectors that track the sun. The cooling towers can be seen with the water plume rising into the air, and white water tanks are in the background.
Credit: Sandia National Laboratory / PIX 14955

Parabolic Trough Projects

Concentrating solar power (CSP) projects that use parabolic trough systems are listed below—alphabetically by project name. You can browse a project profile by clicking on the project name. You can also find related information on parabolic trough principles and research and development.

You can also access information on projects using other CSP technologies.