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Title: Technical Assistance for Southwest Solar Technologies Inc. Final Report

Abstract

Southwest Solar Technologies Inc. is constructing a Solar-Fuel Hybrid Turbine energy system. This innovative energy system combines solar thermal energy with compressed air energy storage and natural gas fuel backup capability to provide firm, non-intermittent power. In addition, the energy system will have very little impact on the environment since, unlike other Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies, it requires minimal water. In 2008 Southwest Solar Technologies received a Solar America Showcase award from the Department of Energy for Technical Assistance from Sandia National Laboratories. This report details the work performed as part of the Solar America Showcase award for Southwest Solar Technologies. After many meetings and visits between Sandia National Labs and Southwest Solar Technologies, several tasks were identified as part of the Technical Assistance and the analysis and results for these are included here.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [5]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Energy Surety Engineering and Analysis
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). National Security Applications
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Geomechanics
  4. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Structural and Thermal Analysis
  5. Southwest Solar Technologies, Inc., Phoenix, AZ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Solar America Showcase Program
Contributing Org.:
Southwest Solar Technologies, Inc., Phoenix, AZ (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1325829
Report Number(s):
SAND2012-5912
495541
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Munoz-Ramos, Karina, Brainard, James Robert, McIntyre, Annie, Bauer, Stephen J., Akin, Lili A., Nicol, Katherine, and Hayden, Herb. Technical Assistance for Southwest Solar Technologies Inc. Final Report. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1325829.
Munoz-Ramos, Karina, Brainard, James Robert, McIntyre, Annie, Bauer, Stephen J., Akin, Lili A., Nicol, Katherine, & Hayden, Herb. Technical Assistance for Southwest Solar Technologies Inc. Final Report. United States. doi:10.2172/1325829.
Munoz-Ramos, Karina, Brainard, James Robert, McIntyre, Annie, Bauer, Stephen J., Akin, Lili A., Nicol, Katherine, and Hayden, Herb. Sun . "Technical Assistance for Southwest Solar Technologies Inc. Final Report". United States. doi:10.2172/1325829. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1325829.
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author = {Munoz-Ramos, Karina and Brainard, James Robert and McIntyre, Annie and Bauer, Stephen J. and Akin, Lili A. and Nicol, Katherine and Hayden, Herb},
abstractNote = {Southwest Solar Technologies Inc. is constructing a Solar-Fuel Hybrid Turbine energy system. This innovative energy system combines solar thermal energy with compressed air energy storage and natural gas fuel backup capability to provide firm, non-intermittent power. In addition, the energy system will have very little impact on the environment since, unlike other Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies, it requires minimal water. In 2008 Southwest Solar Technologies received a Solar America Showcase award from the Department of Energy for Technical Assistance from Sandia National Laboratories. This report details the work performed as part of the Solar America Showcase award for Southwest Solar Technologies. After many meetings and visits between Sandia National Labs and Southwest Solar Technologies, several tasks were identified as part of the Technical Assistance and the analysis and results for these are included here.},
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year = {Sun Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2012},
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