Primary Energy pp 252-273 | Cite as

Solar Power Plants

  • H. Treiber
Conference paper


Fossil fuels are not inexhaustible. When this, due to the so-called oil-crisis, was realized by large sections of the public, the search for alternative sources of energy began; alternative also to nuclear energy, the qualities of which were not incontestable. The most promising candidate was solar energy, which has already long been used in its subordinate forms: timber, wind, and hydropower. The direct exploitation of commercial energy from solar radiation through power plants is, however, more problematic than is generally assumed (Fig.1).


Power Plant Electricity Price Solar Collector Solar Power Plant Heat Transfer Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Treiber
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  1. 1.Messerschmidt-Bolkow-Blohm, MBB RaumfahrtMünchen 80Germany

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