Trough type concentrating solar power plant cost assessment with component scaling

Jun Luo, Michael Schuller, Thomas Lalk

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Abstract

A detailed numerical and empirical systems analysis tool was developed which incorporated component scaling cost equations. It was benchmarked against the known data from the Andasol-1 plant in Spain, and then used to evaluate the effect of changes in the size of the solar field, the thermal energy storage system, and the power block on the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for the plant. The simulation result indicates that when the power plant capacity increases from 50 MW to 400 MW, the LCOE decreases by 32%. Also, the model's results indicate that an oversized field and thermal energy storage tanks help to lower the LCOE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Pages529-536
Number of pages8
EditionPARTS A AND B
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 23 Jul 201226 Jul 2012

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OtherASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period23/7/1226/7/12

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Solar power plants
Electricity
Thermal energy
Energy storage
Costs
Power plants
Systems analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Luo, J., Schuller, M., & Lalk, T. (2012). Trough type concentrating solar power plant cost assessment with component scaling. In ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology (PARTS A AND B ed., pp. 529-536). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2012-91392

Trough type concentrating solar power plant cost assessment with component scaling. / Luo, Jun; Schuller, Michael; Lalk, Thomas.

ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. PARTS A AND B. ed. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012. p. 529-536.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Luo, J, Schuller, M & Lalk, T 2012, Trough type concentrating solar power plant cost assessment with component scaling. in ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. PARTS A AND B edn, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 529-536, ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, San Diego, CA, United States, 23/7/12. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2012-91392
Luo J, Schuller M, Lalk T. Trough type concentrating solar power plant cost assessment with component scaling. In ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. PARTS A AND B ed. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 2012. p. 529-536 https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2012-91392
Luo, Jun ; Schuller, Michael ; Lalk, Thomas. / Trough type concentrating solar power plant cost assessment with component scaling. ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. PARTS A AND B. ed. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012. pp. 529-536
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