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Title: Validation of the FLAGSOL parabolic trough solar power plant performance model

Validation of the FLAGSOL parabolic trough solar power plant performance model This paper describes the results of a validation of the FLAGSOL parabolic trough solar power plant performance model. The validation was accomplished by simulating an operating solar electric generating system (SEGS) parabolic trough solar thermal power plant and comparing the model output results with actual plant operating data. This comparison includes instantaneous, daily, and annual total solar thermal electric output, gross solar electric generation, and solar mode parasitic electric consumption. The results indicate that the FLAGSOL model adequately predicts the gross solar electric output of an operating plant, both on a daily and an annual basis.
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OSTI Identifier:36778
Report Number(s):NREL/TP--471-7297; CONF-950336--19
ON: DE95000263
DOE Contract Number:AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:Conference
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Resource Relation:Conference: American Society of Mechanical Engineers/Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers/Japan Solar Energy Society international solar energy conference, Lahaina, HI (United States), 19-24 Mar 1995; Other Information: PBD: Oct 1994
Research Org:National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 14 SOLAR ENERGY; PARABOLIC TROUGH COLLECTORS; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; PERFORMANCE; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; VALIDATION