Solar Thermal Power

  • Delivering on Earth's Solar Potential (2009)

    This 2009 document sees concentrating solar power (CSP) as a solution to the world’s energy challenges. The document states that CSP is one of the few available low carbon technologies which can provide a solution over the next 40 years in view of limiting greenhouse gas emissions and...

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  • Feed-In Tariffs Support Solar Thermal Power in Spain

    This document explains how the use of Feed-In Tariffs has been beneficial for the development of concentrating solar power (CSP) in Spain. A Feed-In Tariff ensures that the entrepreneurs’ electricity will be bought at a guaranteed rate for a fixed period of time.

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  • Emerging Industry & Occupations Report (2008)

    In 2008 the Centers of Excellence (COE) conducted a survey of 212 solar and solar-related businesses throughout California, which enabled to identify the regions within California that exhibited the greatest need for workers: the Bay Area; the Greater Sacramento area; Southern California; and...

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  • Reduced Water Consumption in Concentrating Solar Power Systems

    This report from the US Department of Energy on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, discusses potential methods to reduce water consumption associated with concentrated solar power (CSP) systems. The four technologies covered in the report are parabolic troughs, linear Fresnel,...

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  • Steam Turbines for Solar Thermal Power Plants (2008)

    This document from 2008 was put out by Siemens and it explains how their turbine technology can fit in concentrated solar power concepts. When surplus heat is stored in heat storage tanks, it can be used to extend the running hours on steam turbines during times without sun radiation....

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  • Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (2004)

    This document was released by the International Energy Association (IEA) in 2004 to increase attention and participation for integrating solar heat into industrial processes. It also explains “medium temperature” collectors and examples of solar heat plants worldwide with their different types...

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  • Economic Impact of Solar Thermal Electricity Deployment in Spain (2008)

    This study from 2008 assesses the economic impact of solar thermal electricity in Spain. In particular, the economic analysis is done for three solar thermal technologies: parabolic trough, central tower and parabolic dish. The objective of the conducted study is to estimate the socio-economic...

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