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Title Concentrating solar power technology : principles, developments and applications / edited by Keith Lovegrove and Wes Stein
Published Oxford ; Philadelphia : Woodhead Publishing, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 674 pages) : illustrations
Series Woodhead Publishing series in energy, 2044-9364 ; number 21
Woodhead Publishing in energy ; no. 21
Contents 1. Introduction to concentrating solar power (CSP) technology / K. Lovegrove, IT Power, and W. Stein -- 2. Fundamental principles of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems / K. Lovegrove, IT Power, and J. Pye -- 3. Solar resources for concentrating solar power (CSP) systems / R. Meyer, M. Schlecht, and K. Chhatbar -- 4. Site selection and feasibility analysis for concentrating solar power (CSP) systems / M. Schlecht and R. Meyer -- 5. Socio-economic and environmental assessment of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems / N. Caldés and Y. Lechón -- 6. Linear Fresnel reflector (LFR) technology / D.R. Mills -- 7. Parabolic-trough concentrating solar power (CSP) systems / E. Zarza Moya -- 8. Central tower concentrating solar power (CSP) systems / L.L. Vant-Hull -- 9. Parabolic dish concentrating solar power (CSP) systems / W. Schiel and T. Keck -- 10. Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems and applications / S. Horne -- 11. Thermal energy storage systems for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants / W.-D. Steinmann -- 12. Hybridization of concentrating solar power (CSP) with fossil fuel power plants / H.G. Jin and H. Hong -- 13. Integrating a Fresnel solar boiler into an existing coal-fired power plant / R. Millan ... [and four others] -- 14. The long-term market potential of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems / S.J. Smith
15. Absorber material for solar thermal receiver in concentrating solar power (CSP) systems / W. Platzer and C. Hilderbrandt -- 16. Optimisation of concentrating solar power (CSP) plant designs through integrated techno-economic modeling / G. Morin -- 17. Heliostat size optimization for central receiver solar power plants / J.B. Blackmon -- 18. Heat flux and temperature measurement technologies for concentrating solar power (CSP) / J. Ballenstrín -- 19. Concentrating solar technologies for industrial process heat and cooling / A. Häberle -- 20. Solar fuels and industrial solar chemistry / A.G. Konstandopoulos, C. Pagkoura, and S. Lourentzou
Summary Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology is poised to take its place as one of the major contributors to the future clean energy mix. Using straightforward manufacturing processes, CSP technology capitalises on conventional power generation cycles, whilst cost effectively matching supply and demand though the integration of thermal energy storage. Concentrating solar power technology provides a comprehensive review of this exciting technology, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applications. Part one introduces fundamental principles of concentrating solar power systems. Site selection and feasibility analysis are discussed, alongside socio-economic and environmental assessments. Part two focuses on technologies including linear Fresnel reflector technology, parabolic-trough, central tower and parabolic dish concentrating solar power systems, and concentrating photovoltaic systems. Thermal energy storage, hybridization with fossil fuel power plants and the long-term market potential of CSP technology are explored. Part three goes on to discuss optimisation, improvements and applications. Topics discussed include absorber materials for solar thermal receivers, design optimisation through integrated techno-economic modelling, heliostat size optimisation, heat flux and temperature measurement technologies, concentrating solar heating and cooling for industrial processes, and solar fuels and industrial solar chemistry. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Concentrating solar power technology is an essential guide for all those involved or interested in the design, production, development, optimisation and application of CSP technology, including renewable energy engineers and consultants, environmental governmental departments, solar thermal equipment manufacturers, researchers and academics. Provides a comprehensive review of concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applicationsReviews fundamental principles of concentrating solar power systems, including site selection and feasibility analysis and socio-economic and environmental assessmentsProvides an overview of technologies such as linear Fresnel reflector technology, parabolic-trough, central tower and parabolic dish concentrating solar power systems, and concentrating photovoltaic systems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Solar concentrators.
Solar energy.
Form Electronic book
Author Lovegrove, Keith, editor
Stein, Wes, editor
ISBN 0857096176 (electronic bk.)
9780857096173 (electronic bk.)