Concepts for Cost Reduction in CSP Power Plants

  title={Concepts for Cost Reduction in CSP Power Plants},
  author={Robert Pitz-Paal and Michael Wittmann},
In solar thermal power plants concentrating collectors are used to provide the high-temperature heat for the power plant. There are a number of different concepts available in which the heat transfer fluid is either directly used in the power plant cycle (e.g. water vapor), or alternatively a secondary cycle with a different fluid (e.g. thermal oil) is used to collect the solar energy. To date, especially parabolic trough systems that use synthetic thermal oil as heat transfer medium are the… CONTINUE READING
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