Cooperated with Tsinghua University and Professor Yin Zhiqiang,
Linuo has developed the key component – the receiver for CSP.
Concerning solar power, photovoltaics is not the only available
option. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology provides for
electricity generation as well, above all for large-scale
CSP technology converts sunlight to heat through parabolic trough
power plants: using large rows of parabolic-shaped mirrors, the
sun's radiation is concentrated up to 80-fold on the receivers.
Heat transfer oil is heated here, and, via a heat exchanger, steam
emerges that in turn drives traditional steam turbines. Thermal
accumulators enable reliable generation of electricity, even at
In contrast to photovoltaic systems that are generally used for
decentralised usage, Concentrated Solar Power plants are ideal for
the central generation of energy. Such power plants can be run
especially well within the earth's sun belt – it would be possible
to produce Europe’s electricity consumption several times over by
using CSP only within the states of the Mediterranean region.1 As a further advantage, Concentrated Solar Power plants can be
combined with fossil energy sources or biomass. Therefore, it is
possible to realize a safe energy supply with a high solar content.