Could power towers move ahead of parabolic trough?

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Parabolic trough technology forms the bedrock of the CSP industry. But observers increasingly predict the future will belong to power towers.

By Jason Deign

Talk about getting it right first time. While most technologies, from mobile phones to nuclear power plants, have changed significantly since their inception, the dominant format used in CSP is essentially the same one that launched the sector back in the 1980s.

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