DELIVERING SOLAR POWER PLANTS
With enough solar energy reaching the earth's surface every hour to provide all the power the world needs for a year, solar power is fast becoming an essential component of the long-term solution to our energy needs. The potential is huge and largely untapped. As solar technologies get cheaper and conventional energy prices rise, it is an increasingly economic choice.
RES offers the installation of solar plants utilising either Photovoltaic power (PV) or Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in North America and the Mediterranean region. We have the know-how, the resources and the project management capabilities needed to develop, construct and operate solar fields for large scale power generation connected to the grid.
Solar Thermal Power plants use the energy from the sun to generate heat which can be transformed into electricity. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology uses solar collectors to capture and then concentrate the sun's rays into high-temperature thermal energy which drives a conventional power cycle, such as a steam turbine or a Stirling engine, to produce electricity.
The waste heat of CSP plants can be used for sea water desalination and as steam power plants. CSP plants can be combined with fossil energy sources.
|Schott parabolic trough - Photo courtesy of TREC||Solar Trough - Photo courtesy of NREL|