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Parabolic trough solar power plants



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Parabolic trough solar power plants
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In parabolic trough solar power plants, sunlight is concentrated onto a receiver tube located at the focus of the parabolic mirrors. The sunlight is then converted into heat. The heated oil heats water, producing steam that drives a turbine to generate electricity.
Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)