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Comparative evaluation of distributed-collector solar thermal electric power plantsDistributed-collector solar thermal-electric power plants are compared by projecting power plant economics of selected systems to the 1990-2000 timeframe. The approach taken is to evaluate the performance of the selected systems under the same weather conditions. Capital and operational costs are estimated for each system. Energy costs are calculated for different plant sizes based on the plant performance and the corresponding capital and maintenance costs. Optimum systems are then determined as the systems with the minimum energy costs for a given load factor. The optimum system is comprised of the best combination of subsystems which give the minimum energy cost for every plant size. Sensitivity analysis is done around the optimum point for various plant parameters.
Document ID
19790026160
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Fujita, T. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
El Gabalawi, N. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Herrera, G. G. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Caputo, R. S. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference(San Diego, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: EX-76-A-29-1060
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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