Solar Tower

Heliostat field concentrate the radiation onto the top of a tower, producing temperatures of 250 to 1200°C depending on the type of receiver system installed. The promise of the “solar power tower” is the high thermodynamic efficiency at elevated temperature.

Power plants ranging from 1 to 20 MW electrical power have been built and operated. Most advanced concepts have been demonstrated by "PS10 Abengoa Solar’s tower located near Seville, Spain" (see picture), and KA München in Jülich, Germany, or are under preparation (solar tower with molten salt receiver by Sener, Córdoba , Spain).

 

Solar Tower