Solar thermal rollout

Solar thermal rollout

This website is for showing technology rather than a news. however I'll divert a little and show some of the major development in building large solar thermal projects.  

Tonapah solar thermal

Once finished in 2013, an added solar receiver will sit on top of the tower, collecting the reflected heat from 10,000 surrounding heliostats. The new plant will have a 15-hour storage capacity and supply enough to power 75,000 homes in Las Vegas.


When completed the BrightSource’s 370-megawatt facility near Las Vegas will be the world's largest. It has 300,000 mirrors.


100-megawatt Shams 1 power station installed  by Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar . In 2013 it is the largest solar thermal plant in the world. Ref