direct normal irradiation

  • USA: Californian Solar Process Heat Potential and Gas Price Competitiveness

    USA: Californian Solar Process Heat Potential and Gas Price Competitiveness

    Researchers at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have observed a renewed interest in solar process heat applications in recent years, mainly thanks to “the improvement and proliferation of solar collectors for electricity generation and the development of sophisticated...
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  • IEA SHC Task 46: Bankable Solar Data Sets for Concentrating Technologies

    IEA SHC Task 46: Bankable Solar Data Sets for Concentrating Technologies

    Whether investors put their money into large-scale concentrating solar heat and power systems, solar district heating plants or photovoltaic fields, they need to be able to rely on data sets to include the uncertainty and variability of input information. Financial institutions do like to...
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  • Global Potential of Concentrating Solar Power (2009)

    This paper presented at the 2009 SolarPaces Conference in Berlin sets out an analysis of the potential of concentrating solar power (CSP) on a global scale. The paper starts with assessing the level of direct normal solar irradiation needed for CSP plants which is combined with an analysis of...

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