Solar power

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaics convert light into electric current using the photoelectric effect.

Commercial concentrated solar power plants were first developed in the 1980s. The 354 MW SEGS CSP installation is the largest solar power plant in the world, located in the Mojave Desert of California. Other large CSP plants include the Solnova Solar Power Station (150 MW) and the Andasol solar power station (150 MW), both in Spain. The over 250 MW Agua Caliente Solar Project in the United States, and the 221 MW Charanka Solar Park in India, are the world’s largest photovoltaic power stations.
Solar power Solar power Reviewed by on June 07, 2013 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. It is the right time to increase solar power plants world wide, so that we can skip depending on fossil fuels & coal which pollutes the air and that leads to diseases. Coming to the solar projects you mentioned Agua Caliente Solar Project capacity as 250MW, but I red some where that Agua Caliente Solar farm is a 290MW photovoltaic (PV) power project. Once cross check it ... I may be wrong.


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