Concentrating Solar Power: Data and Directions for an Emerging Solar Technology


Burt J. Alexander (Editor)
Ted F. Richardson (Editor)

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology, Renewable Energy: Research, Development and Policies
BISAC: TEC031010

As the world looks for low-carbon sources of energy, solar power stands out as the single most abundant energy resource on Earth. This book focuses on the capacity value of concentrating solar power plants and presents detailed information about solar resource data and the resulting data products needed for each stage of the concentrating solar power project, from initial site selection to systems operations. It also examines the degree to which concentrating solar power may be complimentary to solar photovoltaic via its use of thermal energy storage. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar
Resource Data
(Tom Stoffel, Dave Renné, Daryl Myers, Steve Wilcox, Manajit Sengupta, Ray George, Craig Turchi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Capacity Value of Concentrating Solar Power Plants
(Seyed Hossein Madaeni and Ramteen Sioshansi, Ohio State University; Paul Denholm, National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Enabling Greater Penetration of Solar Power via the Use of CSP with Thermal Energy Storage
(Paul Denholm and Mark Mehos, National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Summary Report for Concentrating Solar Power Thermal Storage Workshop: New Concepts and Materials for Thermal Energy Storage and Heat-Transfer Fluids
(G. Glatzmaier, National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Power Tower Technology Roadmap and Cost Reduction Plan
(Gregory J. Kolb, Clifford K. Ho, Thomas R. Mancini, and Jesse A. Gary, Sandia National Laboratories)


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