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Author Jorgenson, Jennie, author.

Title Estimating the performance and economic value of multiple concentrating solar power technologies in a production cost model [electronic resource] /cJennie Jorgenson, Paul Denholm, Mark Mehos, and Craig Turchi.

Publication Info. Golden, CO : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 9.16:NREL/TP-6 A 20-58645    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (vi, 30 pages) : color illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series NREL/TP ; 6A20-58645
NREL/TP ; 6 A 20-58645.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Feb. 20, 2014).
"December 2013."
Technical report.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 29-30).
Summary Concentrating solar power with thermal energy storage (CSP-TES) is a unique source of renewable energy in that the solar thermal energy can be dispatched similarly to conventional thermal generation. However, CSP-TES plants are energy-limited, meaning that their response might be restricted by solar availability. Therefore, the use of this limited solar energy must be optimally scheduled to provide the greatest value to the system. The timing of CSP-TES dispatch depends on a variety of factors, including electricity demand patterns, the penetration of variable generation sources, and the configuration of the CSP-TES plant itself. We use an established CSP-TES modeling framework in a commercially available production cost model to compare the dispatch and value of two CSP-TES technologies (molten salt towers and parabolic troughs) in a Colorado test system. In addition, we consider a range of configuration parameters, such as the solar multiple and thermal energy storage limit, to evaluate how the operational and capacity value varies with plant configuration.
Funding Sponsored by National Renewable Energy Laboratory contract no. DE-AC36-08GO28308; prepared under task no. SS13.3060
Subject Solar concentrators.
Solar thermal energy.
Solar power plants.
Renewable energy sources.
Renewable energy sources. (OCoLC)fst01094570
Solar concentrators. (OCoLC)fst01124970
Solar power plants. (OCoLC)fst01125150
Solar thermal energy. (OCoLC)fst01125195
Added Author Denholm, P. (Paul), author.
Mehos, Mark S., author.
Turchi, Craig S. (Craig Steven), author.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.), issuing body.
Gpo Item No. 0430-P-03 (online)
Sudoc No. E 9.16:NREL/TP-6 A 20-58645

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