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Solar-augment potential of U.S. fossil-fired power plants

Author: Craig S TurchiNicholas LangleRobin BedilionCara LibbyNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)All authors
Publisher: Golden, CO : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2011]
Series: NREL/TP, 5500-50597.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : English
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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems utilize solar thermal energy for the generation of electric power. This attribute makes it relatively easy to integrate CSP systems with fossil-fired power plants. The "solar-augment" of fossil power plants offers a lower cost and lower risk alternative to stand-alone solar plant construction. This study ranked the potential to add solar thermal energy to coal-fired and  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig S Turchi; Nicholas Langle; Robin Bedilion; Cara Libby; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.); Electric Power Research Institute.
OCLC Number: 704293887
Notes: Title from PDF title screen (NREL, viewed Feb. 28, 2011).
"February 2011."
Description: 1 online resource (21 p.) : ill.
Details: Full text available via Internet in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
Series Title: NREL/TP, 5500-50597.
Other Titles: Solar augment potential of United States fossil fired power plants
Responsibility: Craig Turchi and Nicholas Langle, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [and] Robin Bedilion and Cara Libby, Electric Power Research Institute.

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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems utilize solar thermal energy for the generation of electric power. This attribute makes it relatively easy to integrate CSP systems with fossil-fired power plants. The "solar-augment" of fossil power plants offers a lower cost and lower risk alternative to stand-alone solar plant construction. This study ranked the potential to add solar thermal energy to coal-fired and natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) plants found throughout 16 states in the southeast and southwest United States. Each generating unit was ranked in six categories to create an overall score ranging from Excellent to Not Considered. Separate analysis was performed for parabolic trough and power tower technologies due to the difference in the steam temperatures that each can generate. The study found a potential for over 11 GWe of parabolic trough and over 21 GWe of power tower capacity. Power towers offer more capacity and higher quality integration due to the greater steam temperatures that can be achieved. The best sites were in the sunny southwest, but all states had at least one site that ranked Good for augmentation.

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