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Standardization of CSP performance model projection - latest results from the guiSmo project

Hirsch, Tobias and Eck, Markus and Blanco, Manuel and Wagner, Michael and Feldhoff, Jan Fabian (2011) Standardization of CSP performance model projection - latest results from the guiSmo project. In: ASME Energy Sustainability Conference. ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, 7.-10. Aug. 2011, Washington D.C., USA.

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Abstract

Electricity yield projection is one of the essential tasks related to concentrating solar thermal power plants. Currently, the project engineers and other stakeholders cannot refer to standardized methods for calculation of the annual electricity outcome of such plants. In autumn 2010, the first steps were taken to initiate an international project within SolarPACES Task I that targets the development of reliable methodologies for yield projection [1, 2]. More than 80 international participants from academia, industry, and finance agreed to work together within the guiSmo project (Guidelines for CSP performance modelling). Intended as an open project with publicly available results, CSP stakeholders are invited to join the team. Since initiation of the project, a coordination team and supervisory board have been founded. The challenging task is subdivided into ten “work packages” that cover all aspects of CSP project analysis – from elementary plant models to transient effects and financial evaluation approaches. This paper provides an overview of recent achievements and upcoming activities in the guiSmo project. The focus is on the definition of three quality levels for yield projection as they will be required during the various project development phases.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Standardization of CSP performance model projection - latest results from the guiSmo project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Hirsch, TobiasDLR
Eck, MarkusDLR
Blanco, ManuelDLR
Wagner, MichaelNREL
Feldhoff, Jan FabianDLR
Date:September 2011
Journal or Publication Title:ASME Energy Sustainability Conference
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Status:Published
Keywords:guiSmo, csp, yield analysis
Event Title:ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
Event Location:Washington D.C., USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:7.-10. Aug. 2011
Organizer:ASME
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Systems
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Linienfokussierende Systeme
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Tobias Hirsch
Deposited On:12 Dec 2011 10:43
Last Modified:18 Sep 2013 13:55

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