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Title: Domestic Material Content in Molten-Salt Concentrating Solar Power Plants

Abstract

This study lists material composition data for two concentrating solar power (CSP) plant designs: a molten-salt power tower and a hypothetical parabolic trough plant, both of which employ a molten salt for the heat transfer fluid (HTF) and thermal storage media. The two designs have equivalent generating and thermal energy storage capacities. The material content of the saltHTF trough plant was approximately 25% lower than a comparably sized conventional oil-HTF parabolic trough plant. The significant reduction in oil, salt, metal, and insulation mass by switching to a salt-HTF design is expected to reduce the capital cost and LCOE for the parabolic trough system.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1215314
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5500-64429
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; molten salt; CSP; concentrating solar power plants; material content

Citation Formats

Turchi, Craig, Kurup, Parthiv, Akar, Sertac, and Flores, Francisco. Domestic Material Content in Molten-Salt Concentrating Solar Power Plants. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1215314.
Turchi, Craig, Kurup, Parthiv, Akar, Sertac, & Flores, Francisco. Domestic Material Content in Molten-Salt Concentrating Solar Power Plants. United States. doi:10.2172/1215314.
Turchi, Craig, Kurup, Parthiv, Akar, Sertac, and Flores, Francisco. Wed . "Domestic Material Content in Molten-Salt Concentrating Solar Power Plants". United States. doi:10.2172/1215314. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1215314.
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author = {Turchi, Craig and Kurup, Parthiv and Akar, Sertac and Flores, Francisco},
abstractNote = {This study lists material composition data for two concentrating solar power (CSP) plant designs: a molten-salt power tower and a hypothetical parabolic trough plant, both of which employ a molten salt for the heat transfer fluid (HTF) and thermal storage media. The two designs have equivalent generating and thermal energy storage capacities. The material content of the saltHTF trough plant was approximately 25% lower than a comparably sized conventional oil-HTF parabolic trough plant. The significant reduction in oil, salt, metal, and insulation mass by switching to a salt-HTF design is expected to reduce the capital cost and LCOE for the parabolic trough system.},
doi = {10.2172/1215314},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {8}
}

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