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Title: Concentrating Solar Power Best Practices Study

Technical Report ·
DOI:· OSTI ID:1665767

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.

Research Organization:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Solar Dynamics, LLC, Denver, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Organization:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Renewable Power Office. Solar Energy Technologies Office
Contributing Organization:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC: World Bank; International Energy Agency (IEA)
DOE Contract Number:
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5500-75763; MainId:7049; UUID:eb126f66-5d2e-ea11-9c2f-ac162d87dfe5; MainAdminID:13345
Country of Publication:
United States