National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
4.5 Electricity generation.
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
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About the Science
- This video explains what Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is, how it works, and how parabolic troughs are used to concentrate heat from the sun to produce electricity.
- Comments from expert scientist: Easy to understand step-by-step how-to on generating electricity with this technology.
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- A very simple explanation; very clear and to the point.
- Teachers will have to unpack a lot of information with students after viewing.
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