Heliostat Cost Reduction Study

@inproceedings{Jones2007HeliostatCR,
  title={Heliostat Cost Reduction Study},
  author={Scott A. Jones and Ronald Lumia and Roger Davenport and Robert C. Thomas and David N. Gorman and Gregory J. Kolb and Matthew W. Donnelly},
  year={2007}
}
Power towers are capable of producing solar-generated electricity and hydrogen on a large scale. Heliostats are the most important cost element of a solar power tower plant. Since they constitute {approx} 50% of the capital cost of the plant it is important to reduce heliostat cost as much as possible to improve the economic performance of power towers. In this study we evaluate current heliostat technology and estimate a price of $$126/m{sup 2} given year-2006 materials and labor costs for a… CONTINUE READING

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