chapter  5
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Solar thermal power plants

Various concentrating technologies have been developed, or are currently under development, for commercial applications. They are designed to make the high solar flux with a high energetic value that originates from processes occurring at the sun's surface (at black-body-equivalent temperatures of around 5800 K) usable in technical processes and commercial applications. Such solar thermal concentrating systems will undoubtedly make a significant contribution to efficient, economical and clean energy supply in the next decade.