This presentation was created by Jane H. Davidson of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. It focuses on large scale power generation for possible industrial use of solar thermal.
According to the presentation, concentrated solar power in the Southwest United States could be the most low cost and effective form of large scale utility generation in the region. However, some technical barriers remain to the technology, including the storage issue and inefficient receivers.
Thermochemical production uses the suns energy to create chemical production, and as a process heat could significantly reduce carbon emissions.
Author: Jane H. Davidson
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