Benefits

The benefits of solar thermal electric power:

Aligned with growing energy demands, renewable mandates, environmental sensitivity

  • Solar thermal electric power is reliable, flexible and dispatchable
  • Solar thermal electric power, when integrated with thermal storage, closely matches peak demand
  • Generation is not constrained to when the sun is shining
  • Solar thermal electric power is environmentally sustainable
  • When coupled with dry-cooling, solar thermal electric power technologies use little water
  • Solar thermal electric power reduces carbon emissions and improves air quality for local communities

The Alliance’s membership is drawn from many of the world’s leading solar thermal electric power technology companies and their supply-chain partners. It provides clear value to members in promoting this reliable, sustainable and cost-effective technology.