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BrightSource Energy's concentrated solar power (photos)

Cleantech startup BrightSource Energy employs the use of concentrated solar power, or CSP, to generate electricity. The technique uses a large field of mirrors to concentrate sunlight onto a small area, which then drives a heat engine such as a steam turbine paired with a generator. Here's a look.
By Andrew Nusca, Contributor
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Cleantech startup BrightSource Energy employs the use of concentrated solar power, or CSP, to generate electricity. The technique uses a large field of mirrors to concentrate sunlight onto a small area, which then drives a heat engine such as a steam turbine paired with a generator. Here's a look.

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