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Title: Benefits of Colocating Concentrating Solar Power and Wind

Here, we analyze the potential benefits of colocating wind and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the southwestern U.S. Using a location in western Texas as a case study, we demonstrate that such a deployment strategy can improve the capacity factor of the combined plant and the associated transmission investment. This is because of two synergies between wind and CSP: 1) the negative correlation between real-time wind and solar resource availability and 2) the use of low-cost high-efficiency thermal energy storage in CSP. The economic tradeoff between transmission and system performance is highly sensitive to CSP and transmission costs. Finally, we demonstrate that a number of deployment configurations, which include up to 67% CSP, yield a positive net return on investment.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Integrated Systems Engineering Dept.
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States). Strategic Energy Analysis Center
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308; AGG-0-40365-01
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1949-3029
Publisher:
IEEE
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; wind; Concentrating solar power (CSP); thermal energy storage; transmission; Hybrid power systems; Solar energy; Energy storage; Wind power generation
OSTI Identifier:
1355780

Sioshansi, Ramteen, and Denholm, Paul. Benefits of Colocating Concentrating Solar Power and Wind. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1109/TSTE.2013.2253619.
Sioshansi, Ramteen, & Denholm, Paul. Benefits of Colocating Concentrating Solar Power and Wind. United States. doi:10.1109/TSTE.2013.2253619.
Sioshansi, Ramteen, and Denholm, Paul. 2013. "Benefits of Colocating Concentrating Solar Power and Wind". United States. doi:10.1109/TSTE.2013.2253619. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1355780.
@article{osti_1355780,
title = {Benefits of Colocating Concentrating Solar Power and Wind},
author = {Sioshansi, Ramteen and Denholm, Paul},
abstractNote = {Here, we analyze the potential benefits of colocating wind and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the southwestern U.S. Using a location in western Texas as a case study, we demonstrate that such a deployment strategy can improve the capacity factor of the combined plant and the associated transmission investment. This is because of two synergies between wind and CSP: 1) the negative correlation between real-time wind and solar resource availability and 2) the use of low-cost high-efficiency thermal energy storage in CSP. The economic tradeoff between transmission and system performance is highly sensitive to CSP and transmission costs. Finally, we demonstrate that a number of deployment configurations, which include up to 67% CSP, yield a positive net return on investment.},
doi = {10.1109/TSTE.2013.2253619},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy},
number = 4,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {9}
}