Conceptual design and system-analysis study for a hybrid solar-photovoltaic/solar-thermal electric-power system. Volume I of III. Final report, executive summary
A description of an analysis of hybrid photovoltaic/solar thermal electric conversion systems is summarized. Several types of hybrid systems, photovoltaic-only systems, and solar thermal electric systems were compared in terms of performance and cost. Generally, hybrid systems are shown to be potentially competitive with photovoltaic-only or solar thermal electric conversion systems, but hybrid systems do not appear to have a significant advantage, on a levelized cost per kilowatt-hour basis.