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Solar Energy and Electric Transmission Photos

Photographs of utility-scale solar energy and electric transmission technologies and facilities.

Click the link or thumbnail image to see the full-size photo.

Solar Energy Technology Photos

Concentrating Solar Power Photos


Parabolic Trough System Schematic Diagram. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy


Power Tower Schematic Diagram. Source: U.S. Department of Energy

Solar dish-engine system. Source: Sandia National Laboratories

Parabolic Trough System. Source: NREL

Parabolic Trough System. Source: NREL

Parabolic trough system. Source: Argonne National Laboratory

Parabolic trough system. Source: Argonne National Laboratory

Power Tower System. Source: NREL

Power tower system Source: Warren Gretz, NREL

Power tower system. Source: Argonne National Laboratory

Heliostats for power tower system. Source: NREL

Heliostats for power tower system. Source: NREL

Solar dish-engine system. Source: Sandia National Laboratories

Sterling engine 25-kw solar dish-engine system. Source: NREL

Solar dish-engine system in landscape setting. Source: NREL

Photovoltaic Solar Power Photos


Photovoltaic solar arrays. Source: NREL

Photovoltaic solar arrays. Source: NREL

Concentrating photovoltaic solar array. Source: NREL

Electric Transmission Photos


Transmission towers and conductors.

Transmission Substation

Transmission Right of Way (ROW)

Interactive Photo Panoramas

Get Adobe Flash Player (free)Click a photo below to view interactive panoramas of the solar energy facilities.


Nevada Solar One Parabolic Trough - 360° Interactive Panorama. Source: Argonne National Laboratory


SEGS IX Parabolic Trough 360° - Interactive Panorama. Source: Argonne National Laboratory


PV Facility - Interactive Panorama. Source: Argonne National Laboratory


Substation at a PV Facility - Interactive Panorama. Source: Argonne National Laboratory


Power Tower Facility - Interactive Panorama. Source: Argonne National Laboratory

For More Photos

More photos of solar energy technology and facilities are available for free at The Photographic Information eXchange, also known as PIX, a collection of photographs related to renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and the work of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

The photos attributed to Argonne National Laboratory above are in the public domain and may be used without additional permission. Please credit the photo source as "Argonne National Laboratory".