Concentrated solar power technology produces electricity by concentrating and storing the sun’s heat using mirrors. A CSP installation uses mirrors to reflect the sun to a focal point. At this focal point there is an absorber or receiver that collects and stores heat energy. The heat can then be stored until it is used to power an engine or turbine that is connected to an electricity generator.

CSP is used in utility-scale applications to help provide additional clean power to an electricity grid. PGST, in alliance with its strategic client Shouhang, has already developed, designed and engineered three utility-scale CSP operating reference plants in China: one 50MW trough CSP plant and two molten salt tower plants of 10MW and 100MW respectively.