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TroughNet is a technical resource for evaluation of parabolic trough solar power plant technologies.

Parabolic Trough Technology

Parabolic trough solar technology offers the lowest cost solar electric option for large power plant applications. To learn more, read our technology overviews:



TroughNet is developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Solar Energy Technologies Program.

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TroughNet supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program through its partnership in SunLab.

2007 Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop Presentations