Solar photovoltaic technology is one of main approach to the scale utilization of renewable energy, but it is still limited by its high cost of power generation and material shortage. Dish concentrating photovoltaic technology is promising for lowering the cost of power generation with its advantages of higher concentration and higher photovoltaic conversion efficiency and lower consumption of solar cells. A detailed description of dish concentrating photovoltaic system was given, which include concentrator and photovoltaic device. The application of dish concentrating photovoltaic system was particularized. Finally, a detailed discussion of its future potential.