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Title: Mainstreaming commercial CSP systems: A technology review

Abstract

In this review, we summarise the current status and new trends in concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, analysing the technology cost and their evolution during the last years, with special focus on thermal storage. Moreover, we have carried out a comprehensive review of the molten salts used and proposed in CSP commercial plants. Nitrates, nitrites, chlorides, and carbonates are presented, including their corrosion aspects with common alloys as well as the different possibilities available in the literature to replace them (ternary and quaternary nitrate molten salt) or improve them (addition of nanoparticles). Finally, we have proposed the key factors for a successful new generation of CSP plants, with special focus on high-temperature molten salts (carbonates and chloride blends) and the main important materials requirements for CSP system components.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [3]
  1. Univ. of Antofagast (Chile); Univ. de Lleida (Spain)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  3. Univ. de Lleida (Spain)
  4. Kairos Power, Oakland, CA (United States)
  5. Univ. Jaume I, Castello de la Plana (Spain)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1507291
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5500-73093
Journal ID: ISSN 0960-1481
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Renewable Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0960-1481
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; molten salts; concentrating solar power; thermal energy storage

Citation Formats

Fernández, Angel G., Gomez-Vidal, Judith, Oró, Eduard, Kruizenga, Alan, Solé, Aran, and Cabeza, Luisa F.. Mainstreaming commercial CSP systems: A technology review. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2019.03.049.
Fernández, Angel G., Gomez-Vidal, Judith, Oró, Eduard, Kruizenga, Alan, Solé, Aran, & Cabeza, Luisa F.. Mainstreaming commercial CSP systems: A technology review. United States. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2019.03.049.
Fernández, Angel G., Gomez-Vidal, Judith, Oró, Eduard, Kruizenga, Alan, Solé, Aran, and Cabeza, Luisa F.. Thu . "Mainstreaming commercial CSP systems: A technology review". United States. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2019.03.049.
@article{osti_1507291,
title = {Mainstreaming commercial CSP systems: A technology review},
author = {Fernández, Angel G. and Gomez-Vidal, Judith and Oró, Eduard and Kruizenga, Alan and Solé, Aran and Cabeza, Luisa F.},
abstractNote = {In this review, we summarise the current status and new trends in concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, analysing the technology cost and their evolution during the last years, with special focus on thermal storage. Moreover, we have carried out a comprehensive review of the molten salts used and proposed in CSP commercial plants. Nitrates, nitrites, chlorides, and carbonates are presented, including their corrosion aspects with common alloys as well as the different possibilities available in the literature to replace them (ternary and quaternary nitrate molten salt) or improve them (addition of nanoparticles). Finally, we have proposed the key factors for a successful new generation of CSP plants, with special focus on high-temperature molten salts (carbonates and chloride blends) and the main important materials requirements for CSP system components.},
doi = {10.1016/j.renene.2019.03.049},
journal = {Renewable Energy},
number = C,
volume = 140,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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