Consider the following differences between Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic Panels (PV):

  1. While CSP method generates direct current (DC), PV method produces alternating current (DC)
  2. While CSP method utilizes Sun’s heat to generate electricity, PV method does not use Sun’s heat to generate electricity

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

First statement is incorrect because CSP method generates alternating current (AC), while PV method produces direct electric current (DC). Second statement is correct because While CSP method utilizes Sun’s heat to produce electricity, PV method use light energy to produce electricity.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module