Solar Thermal

Solar Thermal systems use the sun to heat water. The steam from the boiling water then rotates large turbines, which activate generators that produce electricity.

Conventional power plants often employ the same principles, but these electrical generation facilities burn fossil fuels to heat the water, releasing harmful emissions in the process.

Though there are several versions of Solar Thermal technology, one type, Concentrating Solar Power Systems, uses large mirrors to concentrate the sun’s rays to produce steam, which then powers the traditional generator.