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About Concentrating Solar Power at Sandia

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) and Sandia Tech Library have developed the world’s first and only digital collection of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) related historical documents, dating back to the CSP program inception at Sandia in the 1970’s to the present.

This archive includes a significant number of paper-based documents spanning reports, engineering drawings and other media recently converted to digital format. It will provide CSP researchers a unique library of files to help make a larger historical body of CSP documents accessible to the Sandia and global CSP R&D communities.

Read more about the CSP Historical Documents Library. For more information, contact the CSP Team.

Click the link below to see some of the history of concentrating solar power on an episode of History Channel’s Ancient Impossible. Ancient Impossible, Season 1, Episode 1