Solar power: A bright future for concentrating solar power? Louise Smith. Energy World September 2007, P. 20-21
Concentrating solar power (CSP) plants produce electricity by converting the sun's energy into high-temperature heat using various mirror configurations. Since the first plants came online in the Mojave Desert in California, development of CSP, also known as solar thermal power, has been slow. Yet with 20 years' proof the technology can deliver, companies have begun to see the light. After a decade of little growth in the industry, CSP is making a comeback as Louise Smith reports.