Solar thermal bowl concepts and economic comparisons for electricity generation [electronic resource].
- Richland, Wash. : Pacific Northwest Laboratory, 1988.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Additional Creators:
- Pacific Northwest Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- This study is aimed at providing a relative comparison of the thermodynamic and economic performance in electric applications for fixed mirror distributed focus (FMDF) solar thermal concepts which have been studied and developed in the DOE solar thermal program. Following the completion of earlier systems comparison studies in the late 1970's there have been a number of years of progress in solar thermal technology. This progress includes developing new solar components, improving component and system design details, constructing working systems, and collecting operating data on the systems. This study povides an update of the expected performance and cost of the major components, and an overall system energy cost for the FMDDF concepts evaluated. The projections in this study are for the late 1990's and are based on the potential capabilities that might be achieved with further technology development.
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Brown, D.R.; Antoniak, Z.I.; Coomes, E.P.; Drost, M.K.; Humphreys, K.K.; Allemann, R.T.; Dirks, J.A.; Williams, T.A.; Craig, S.N.; Nomura, K.K.
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