Solar parabolic trough
Solar parabolic troughs are a type of linear concentrator system that collects the sun's energy using long rectangular, curved (U-shaped) mirrors where receiver tubes are positioned along the focal line of each parabolic mirror. The mirrors are tilted toward the sun, focusing sunlight on tubes (or receivers) that run the length of the mirrors. The reflected sunlight heats a fluid flowing through the tubes. The hot fluid then is used to boil water in a conventional steam-turbine generator to produce electricity.
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