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Title: CSP-Plant Modeling Guidelines and Compliance of the System Advisor Model (SAM): Preprint

Abstract

Accurately modeling risks, costs, and electricity output is essential to the financing and advancement of concentrating solar power projects. To address this need, a group of CSP experts created a guideline document, titled SolarPACES Guideline for Bankable STE Yield Assessment (1). To make this information more accessible and allow stakeholders to test specific models against the recommendations, the guidelines have been condensed into a spreadsheet-based checklist. The checklist was applied to NREL's System Advisory Model (SAM) CSP modeling software, providing useful feedback to both the checklist group and the SAM development team. This study showed a strong agreement between SAM and the guidelines, demonstrated the use of the guidelines in model validation, and resulted in several recommended improvements to SAM.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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:
1484337
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5500-72183
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the SolarPACES Conference 2018, 2-5 October 2018, Casablanca, Morocco
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; concentrating solar sower; System Advisor Model; SAM; STE; CSP

Citation Formats

Turchi, Craig S, Kesseli, Devon, Wagner, Michael J, and Guedez, Rafael. CSP-Plant Modeling Guidelines and Compliance of the System Advisor Model (SAM): Preprint. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Turchi, Craig S, Kesseli, Devon, Wagner, Michael J, & Guedez, Rafael. CSP-Plant Modeling Guidelines and Compliance of the System Advisor Model (SAM): Preprint. United States.
Turchi, Craig S, Kesseli, Devon, Wagner, Michael J, and Guedez, Rafael. Tue . "CSP-Plant Modeling Guidelines and Compliance of the System Advisor Model (SAM): Preprint". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1484337.
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abstractNote = {Accurately modeling risks, costs, and electricity output is essential to the financing and advancement of concentrating solar power projects. To address this need, a group of CSP experts created a guideline document, titled SolarPACES Guideline for Bankable STE Yield Assessment (1). To make this information more accessible and allow stakeholders to test specific models against the recommendations, the guidelines have been condensed into a spreadsheet-based checklist. The checklist was applied to NREL's System Advisory Model (SAM) CSP modeling software, providing useful feedback to both the checklist group and the SAM development team. This study showed a strong agreement between SAM and the guidelines, demonstrated the use of the guidelines in model validation, and resulted in several recommended improvements to SAM.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 27 00:00:00 EST 2018},
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