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CMHC's district heating work may lead to solar power-towers

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Abstract

A four-year study of district heating systems by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) may combine with leadership recognition by the International Energy Agency to allow Canada to join the U.S. as the center for power-tower technology. The application of central receivers to district heating evolved from the district heating study as heliostat technology developed and the economics improved with scale. Based on the Barstow, Calif. prototype, a commercial version is envisioned for the mid-1980s to generate steam for power generation, heating, and cooling. A proponent suggests applying it to a multi-fuel system as a retrofit after the technology is perfected. Land availability and the need for direct sunlight present problems for this type of application in Canada, where much of the light is diffuse. A cautious view is taken by those who feel that cost will be prohibitive and who point out that the U.S. tests have yet to prove viability. (DCK)
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Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1979
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-80-044114
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Can. Renewable Energy News; (Canada); Journal Volume: 2:9
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DISTRICT HEATING; TOWER FOCUS POWER PLANTS; CENTRAL RECEIVERS; COMMERCIALIZATION; HELIOSTATS; SOLAR HEATING; SOLAR TRACKING; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; EQUIPMENT; HEATING; POWER PLANTS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; SOLAR RECEIVERS; SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANTS; 140702* - Solar Thermal Power Systems- Central Receiver; 290600 - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy
OSTI ID:
5568206
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: CRNED
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 1-2
Announcement Date:
Apr 01, 1980

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Citation Formats

Peters, W. CMHC's district heating work may lead to solar power-towers. Canada: N. p., 1979. Web.
Peters, W. CMHC's district heating work may lead to solar power-towers. Canada.
Peters, W. 1979. "CMHC's district heating work may lead to solar power-towers." Canada.
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abstractNote = {A four-year study of district heating systems by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) may combine with leadership recognition by the International Energy Agency to allow Canada to join the U.S. as the center for power-tower technology. The application of central receivers to district heating evolved from the district heating study as heliostat technology developed and the economics improved with scale. Based on the Barstow, Calif. prototype, a commercial version is envisioned for the mid-1980s to generate steam for power generation, heating, and cooling. A proponent suggests applying it to a multi-fuel system as a retrofit after the technology is perfected. Land availability and the need for direct sunlight present problems for this type of application in Canada, where much of the light is diffuse. A cautious view is taken by those who feel that cost will be prohibitive and who point out that the U.S. tests have yet to prove viability. (DCK)}
journal = {Can. Renewable Energy News; (Canada)}
volume = {2:9}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1979}
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