However Solar Thermal Technology is finding a niche in Hybrid Fossil Fuel Power Plants. Here’s why. . .
They can use the existing electricity and transmission Iifrastructure of new or existing fossil fuel power plants.
Solar thermal technology in most cases generates steam which can be used by the turbines in a fossil fuel plants, thereby saving additional operational costs.
They help utilties meet RPS standards or generate Green Certificates which can generate additional revenue.
Provides "green" credibility for power plant operators.
Hybrid plants don’t have to face the problems of intermittency, but can still provide cheaper power production during peak demand.