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Title: Concentrating Solar Power Best Practices Study

Abstract

The primary objective of this Concentrating Solar Power Best Practices Study is to publish best practices and lessons learned from the engineering, construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance of existing concentrating solar power (CSP) parabolic trough and power tower systems. To accomplish this objective, information was solicited from many owners, operators, and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors, independent engineers, and other stakeholders of parabolic trough and central receiver plants (also commonly referred to as power towers). Information was gathered through in-person or online meetings, site visits, and questionnaires sent to participants. The project team held about 50 information-gathering sessions with participants over the course this effort; and in the process, it collected information from participants representing nearly 80% of CSP plants operating worldwide.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Solar Dynamics, LLC, Denver, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Solar Dynamics, LLC, Denver, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Renewable Power Office. Solar Energy Technologies Office
Contributing Org.:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC: World Bank; International Energy Agency (IEA)
OSTI Identifier:
1665767
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5500-75763
MainId:7049;UUID:eb126f66-5d2e-ea11-9c2f-ac162d87dfe5;MainAdminID:13345
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CSP; solar; parabolic trough; power tower

Citation Formats

Mehos, Mark, Price, Hank, Cable, Robert, Kearney, David, Kelly, Bruce, Kolb, Gregory, and Morse, Frederick. Concentrating Solar Power Best Practices Study. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.2172/1665767.
Mehos, Mark, Price, Hank, Cable, Robert, Kearney, David, Kelly, Bruce, Kolb, Gregory, & Morse, Frederick. Concentrating Solar Power Best Practices Study. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1665767
Mehos, Mark, Price, Hank, Cable, Robert, Kearney, David, Kelly, Bruce, Kolb, Gregory, and Morse, Frederick. 2020. "Concentrating Solar Power Best Practices Study". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1665767. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1665767.
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author = {Mehos, Mark and Price, Hank and Cable, Robert and Kearney, David and Kelly, Bruce and Kolb, Gregory and Morse, Frederick},
abstractNote = {The primary objective of this Concentrating Solar Power Best Practices Study is to publish best practices and lessons learned from the engineering, construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance of existing concentrating solar power (CSP) parabolic trough and power tower systems. To accomplish this objective, information was solicited from many owners, operators, and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors, independent engineers, and other stakeholders of parabolic trough and central receiver plants (also commonly referred to as power towers). Information was gathered through in-person or online meetings, site visits, and questionnaires sent to participants. The project team held about 50 information-gathering sessions with participants over the course this effort; and in the process, it collected information from participants representing nearly 80% of CSP plants operating worldwide.},
doi = {10.2172/1665767},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {6}
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