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Title: Parabolic Trough Reference Plant for Cost Modeling with the Solar Advisor Model (SAM)

Abstract

This report describes a component-based cost model developed for parabolic trough solar power plants. The cost model was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), assisted by WorleyParsons Group Inc., for use with NREL's Solar Advisor Model (SAM). This report includes an overview and explanation of the model, two summary contract reports from WorleyParsons, and an Excel spreadsheet for use with SAM. The cost study uses a reference plant with a 100-MWe capacity and six hours of thermal energy storage. Wet-cooling and dry-cooling configurations are considered. The spreadsheet includes capital and operating cost by component to allow users to estimate the impact of changes in component costs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
983729
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-550-47605
KAXL-9-99206-01; TRN: US201014%%1793
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; CAPACITY; CAPITAL; CONTRACTS; COST; ENERGY STORAGE; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; OPERATING COST; PLANTS; SIMULATION; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; USES; CSP; PARABOLIC TROUGH; COST MODELING; COMPONENT-BASED; SOLAR ADVISOR MODEL; WET COOLING; DRY COOLING; THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE; NREL; WORLEYPARSONS; SPREADSHEET; Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems; Solar Energy - Thermal

Citation Formats

Turchi, C. Parabolic Trough Reference Plant for Cost Modeling with the Solar Advisor Model (SAM). United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2172/983729.
Turchi, C. Parabolic Trough Reference Plant for Cost Modeling with the Solar Advisor Model (SAM). United States. doi:10.2172/983729.
Turchi, C. Thu . "Parabolic Trough Reference Plant for Cost Modeling with the Solar Advisor Model (SAM)". United States. doi:10.2172/983729. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/983729.
@article{osti_983729,
title = {Parabolic Trough Reference Plant for Cost Modeling with the Solar Advisor Model (SAM)},
author = {Turchi, C.},
abstractNote = {This report describes a component-based cost model developed for parabolic trough solar power plants. The cost model was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), assisted by WorleyParsons Group Inc., for use with NREL's Solar Advisor Model (SAM). This report includes an overview and explanation of the model, two summary contract reports from WorleyParsons, and an Excel spreadsheet for use with SAM. The cost study uses a reference plant with a 100-MWe capacity and six hours of thermal energy storage. Wet-cooling and dry-cooling configurations are considered. The spreadsheet includes capital and operating cost by component to allow users to estimate the impact of changes in component costs.},
doi = {10.2172/983729},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {7}
}

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