For more than a century now the demand for power has been satisfied through the use of fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas and oil-derived products.
The need to find new sources of power is driven by:
- The high cost and difficulty of guaranteeing the supply of these traditional sources
- The growing demand for energy caused by global economic growth, particularly from emerging economies
- The increase in global warming.
Solar power, a reliable alternative
The sun is a source of inexhaustible, plentiful and clean energy. That is why solar power is one of the technological options that will contribute to covering worldwide power demand, replacing traditional energy.
The energy value of solar radiation can be leveraged directly or converted into other forms of useful power by means of solar technologies. Solar power presents a broad number of technological options with developments that must be promoted.
In the case of thermoelectric solar power, mention should be made of the first commercial plants now operating and the progress made in large-scale heat storage systems.
In this way, the technological evolution of solar power and the increasing cost of fossil fuels will permit competitive medium-to-long-term solutions in thermosolar or hybrid plants versus fossil or renewable forms of energy.
Torresol Energy is committed to a new future in generation systems based on concentrated solar power plants, whose primary source is inexhaustible.