Solar Thermal Power technologies offer much promise for satisfying global and local energy needs. Concentrated Solar Power systems, interested us the most, since they use reflective or refractive optics to focus incoming direct sunlight onto an absorber, or receiver which can accomplish high temperatures that generate power. CSP with chemical heat storage means is able to create day and night baseload power. We constructed our own solar dishes, a spherical and a parabolic and by comparing their results we came to our conclusions. Furthermore we used the Tonatiuh Ray Tracing Software to examine the relationship between the number of heliostats, the position in the field and the power produced.


Daphne Roumba

Florentia Karaiskaki

Ekaterini Veroe Protopapa