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Concentrated Solar Power: Focusing the Sun’s Energy for Large‐scale Power Generation (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 21, 2015

This factsheet was created by Tracy Jennings and Laura Parsons of the Environmental and Energy Study Institute based in Washington D.C. It focuses on the various system types of concentrating solar power and its key features. The factsheet gives a brief description of parabolic troughs, linear fresnol reflectors, dish/engine systems, and power towers; explaining how each system uses direct solar radiation for utility energy production. CSP systems require supplemental fuel sources or thermal storage operations to continue producing energy at night.

Software and Codes for Analysis of Concentrating Solar Power Technologies (2008)

Submitted by Hans Craen on February 1, 2010

This 2008 document provides an overview of the various software packages and codes that have been used to support Sandia National Laboratories’ CSP research activities. The report also looks into software programmes which have been developed by other institutions or companies.

The report looks into three CSP technologies i.e. power tower systems, linear concentrator systems and dish/engine systems. For each of the technologies, an assessment of the software is made based on a hierarchy for modeling complex systems.

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