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guiSmo: Guidelines for CSP performance modeling – present status of the SolarPACES Task-1 project

Eck, Markus and Barroso, Hector and Blanco, Manuel and Burgaleta, Juan-Ignacio and Dersch, Jürgen and Feldhoff, Jan-Fabian and Garcia-Barberena, Javier and Gonzalez, Lourdes and Hirsch, Tobias and Ho, Clifford and Kolb, Greg and Neises, Ty and Serrano, Juan Antonio and Tenz, Dustin and Wagner, Michael and Zhu, Guangdong (2011) guiSmo: Guidelines for CSP performance modeling – present status of the SolarPACES Task-1 project. In: proceedings. 17th SolarPACES conference, 20.-23. Sep. 2011, Granada.

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Abstract

Due to the high capacity of solar thermal power plants (50 MWel and more) and large required investment, concentrating solar power (CSP) projects are subject to an extensive project development process. Predicting the energy yield of a CSP plant is a crucial task in this process. Mathematical models predicting the system’s energy yield are required to assess single CSP projects (e.g. feasibility or due diligence studies), compare different plant options (e.g. technology, site), optimise technology configuration (e.g. solar field size, storage capacity), investigate the influence of component characteristics (e.g. receiver characteristics), and to assess system performance during commissioning, among other things. The models used for these tasks differ in complexity and required accuracy, e.g. a model used for project assessment during commissioning has to be more rigorous than a model used for a pre-feasibility study. At the moment, numerous modelling approaches exist, and project developers use their own internal system models and assessment methodology. These models often lack validation, and no standard or benchmark for comparison yet exists for electricity yield analysis of CSP plants. In addition, most current models of CSP system performance do not treat uncertainties inherent in parameters and processes of the complex system. These conditions fail to alleviate concerns about technology risk and hinders the acceptance of CSP technology by potential investors. To solve this problem, an international working group is being initiated within SolarPACES Task I to define guidelines for electricity yield analysis of CSP plants.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:guiSmo: Guidelines for CSP performance modeling – present status of the SolarPACES Task-1 project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Eck, MarkusUNSPECIFIED
Barroso, HectorUNSPECIFIED
Blanco, ManuelUNSPECIFIED
Burgaleta, Juan-IgnacioUNSPECIFIED
Dersch, JürgenUNSPECIFIED
Feldhoff, Jan-FabianUNSPECIFIED
Garcia-Barberena, JavierUNSPECIFIED
Gonzalez, LourdesUNSPECIFIED
Hirsch, TobiasUNSPECIFIED
Ho, CliffordUNSPECIFIED
Kolb, GregUNSPECIFIED
Neises, TyUNSPECIFIED
Serrano, Juan AntonioUNSPECIFIED
Tenz, DustinUNSPECIFIED
Wagner, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Zhu, GuangdongUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2011
Journal or Publication Title:proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
Status:Accepted
Keywords:performance modeling, CSP, standardization
Event Title:17th SolarPACES conference
Event Location:Granada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:20.-23. Sep. 2011
Organizer:SolarPACES
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:E SF - Solar research (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Applikationsentwicklung (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research
Deposited By: Markus Eck
Deposited On:15 Dec 2011 14:30
Last Modified:26 Jul 2013 16:22

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