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The effects of regional insolation differences upon advanced solar thermal electric power plant performance and energy costsThis paper presents the performance and cost of four 10-MWe advanced solar thermal electric power plants sited in various regions of the continental United States. Each region has different insolation characteristics which result in varying collector field areas, plant performance, capital costs, and energy costs. The paraboloidal dish, central receiver, cylindrical parabolic trough, and compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) comprise the advanced concepts studied. This paper contains a discussion of the regional insolation data base, a description of the solar systems' performances and costs, and a presentation of a range for the forecast cost of conventional electricity by region and nationally over the next several decades.
Document ID
19800034418
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Latta, A. F. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Bowyer, J. M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Fujita, T. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1979
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Report/Patent Number
ASME PAPER 79-WA/SOL-15
Meeting Information
Winter Annual Meeting(New York, NY)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: DE-AI01-79ET-20307
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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