[ChemVlab+] Solar Power: Specific Heat and Power Plant Design InfoGo to Activity
Solar power plants use thousands of mirrors to reflect sunlight onto the top of a tower where the renewable and sustainable thermal energy from the sun is transferred to a liquid and then used to power a steam engine. Students explore the topic of thermochemistry as they determine the best substance for storing and transferring that thermal energy.
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