Solar boiler

Thermal solar energy

  • Energy: 3
  • Costs: 3
  • Maintenance/management: 2


In this technique, air is heated in the collectors. The air rises in a central “chimney” and drives a turbine. This technique is particularly suitable for use on warm and sunny places on earth. A first prototype has been realized in Spain. This technique seems less suitable for use in the Netherlands given the limited number of sun hours. Wikipedia, 2012