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Title: Power Tower Technology Roadmap and cost reduction plan.

Abstract

Concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies continue to mature and are being deployed worldwide. Power towers will likely play an essential role in the future development of CSP due to their potential to provide dispatchable solar electricity at a low cost. This Power Tower Technology Roadmap has been developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to describe the current technology, the improvement opportunities that exist for the technology, and the specific activities needed to reach the DOE programmatic target of providing competitively-priced electricity in the intermediate and baseload power markets by 2020. As a first step in developing this roadmap, a Power Tower Roadmap Workshop that included the tower industry, national laboratories, and DOE was held in March 2010. A number of technology improvement opportunities (TIOs) were identified at this workshop and separated into four categories associated with power tower subsystems: solar collector field, solar receiver, thermal energy storage, and power block/balance of plant. In this roadmap, the TIOs associated with power tower technologies are identified along with their respective impacts on the cost of delivered electricity. In addition, development timelines and estimated budgets to achieve cost reduction goals are presented. The roadmap does not present a single path formore » achieving these goals, but rather provides a process for evaluating a set of options from which DOE and industry can select to accelerate power tower R&D, cost reductions, and commercial deployment.« less

Authors:
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  1. (U.S. Department of Energy)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1011644
Report Number(s):
SAND2011-2419
TRN: US201109%%719
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; ELECTRICITY; ENERGY STORAGE; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR RECEIVERS; TARGETS

Citation Formats

Mancini, Thomas R., Gary, Jesse A., Kolb, Gregory J., and Ho, Clifford Kuofei. Power Tower Technology Roadmap and cost reduction plan.. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1011644.
Mancini, Thomas R., Gary, Jesse A., Kolb, Gregory J., & Ho, Clifford Kuofei. Power Tower Technology Roadmap and cost reduction plan.. United States. doi:10.2172/1011644.
Mancini, Thomas R., Gary, Jesse A., Kolb, Gregory J., and Ho, Clifford Kuofei. Fri . "Power Tower Technology Roadmap and cost reduction plan.". United States. doi:10.2172/1011644. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1011644.
@article{osti_1011644,
title = {Power Tower Technology Roadmap and cost reduction plan.},
author = {Mancini, Thomas R. and Gary, Jesse A. and Kolb, Gregory J. and Ho, Clifford Kuofei},
abstractNote = {Concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies continue to mature and are being deployed worldwide. Power towers will likely play an essential role in the future development of CSP due to their potential to provide dispatchable solar electricity at a low cost. This Power Tower Technology Roadmap has been developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to describe the current technology, the improvement opportunities that exist for the technology, and the specific activities needed to reach the DOE programmatic target of providing competitively-priced electricity in the intermediate and baseload power markets by 2020. As a first step in developing this roadmap, a Power Tower Roadmap Workshop that included the tower industry, national laboratories, and DOE was held in March 2010. A number of technology improvement opportunities (TIOs) were identified at this workshop and separated into four categories associated with power tower subsystems: solar collector field, solar receiver, thermal energy storage, and power block/balance of plant. In this roadmap, the TIOs associated with power tower technologies are identified along with their respective impacts on the cost of delivered electricity. In addition, development timelines and estimated budgets to achieve cost reduction goals are presented. The roadmap does not present a single path for achieving these goals, but rather provides a process for evaluating a set of options from which DOE and industry can select to accelerate power tower R&D, cost reductions, and commercial deployment.},
doi = {10.2172/1011644},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {4}
}

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