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Title: A handbook for solar central receiver design

This Handbook describes central receiver technology for solar thermal power plants. It contains a description and assessment of the major components in a central receiver system configured for utility scale production of electricity using Rankine-cycle steam turbines. It also describes procedures to size and optimize a plant and discussed examples from recent system analyses. Information concerning site selection criteria, cost estimation, construction, and operation and maintenance is also included, which should enable readers to perform design analyses for specific applications.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6545992
Report Number(s):
SAND-86-8009
ON: DE87009985
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DR00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CENTRAL RECEIVERS; DESIGN; MANUALS; CONSTRUCTION; COST ESTIMATION; MAINTENANCE; OPERATION; RANKINE CYCLE ENGINES; SIZING; SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANTS; STEAM TURBINES; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENGINES; HEAT ENGINES; MACHINERY; POWER PLANTS; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; SOLAR RECEIVERS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; TURBINES; TURBOMACHINERY 140702* -- Solar Thermal Power Systems-- Central Receiver