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Hybrid CSP—PV plants for Jordan, Tunisia and Algeria

Benitez, Daniel and Röger, Marc and Kazantzidis, Andreas and Al-Salaymeh, Ahmed and Bouaichaoui, Sofiane and Guizani, AmenAllah and Balghouthi, Moncef (2023) Hybrid CSP—PV plants for Jordan, Tunisia and Algeria. Energies, 16(2) (924). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/en16020924. ISSN 1996-1073.

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Hybrid concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) plants are gaining relevance because they combine their advantages: easy installation and low cost of PV plus dis-patchability of CSP. This paper presents results of a techno-economic modelling of this hybrid approach for sites in Jordan, Tunisia and Algeria. Local boundary conditions such as meteorology, cost and electricity demand have been considered to determine the best configurations for these three sites. Different CSP technologies with thermal energy storage have been selected. Hybridization with natural gas has also been included. The optimization is done towards minimizing the LCOE while covering the electrical demand 24/7. Results are presented for different CO2 emissions ranges, as the use of fossil fuel has a strong impact on the LCOE and for environmental reasons, it may be preferred to be kept to a minimum. For most of the cases analyzed, the fraction of energy from PV that leads to minimum LCOE is lower than the energy from CSP. It is shown that for countries with a high fuel price, the use of natural gas reduces the LCOE until a share from this source of about 20%. A higher integration of fossil fuel for sites rich in solar irradiation is considered not advantageous if the price of natural gas is above EUR 40/MWh.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/193394/
Document Type:Article
Title:Hybrid CSP—PV plants for Jordan, Tunisia and Algeria
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Benitez, DanielUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6078-2989UNSPECIFIED
Röger, MarcUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0618-4253UNSPECIFIED
Kazantzidis, AndreasLaboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Physics Department, University of PatrasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Al-Salaymeh, AhmedMechanical Engineering Department, The University of Jordanhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2496-2138UNSPECIFIED
Bouaichaoui, SofianeCentre de Développement des Energies Renouvelable (CDER) AlgeriaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Guizani, AmenAllahResearch and Technology Center of Energy (CRTEn)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Balghouthi, MoncefResearch and Technology Center of Energy (CRTEn)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:13 January 2023
Journal or Publication Title:Energies
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Nallapaneni, Manoj KumarSchool of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong KongUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kichou, SofianeUniversity Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB), Czech Technical University in PragueUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Series Name:Special Issue "Solar Photovoltaics and Solar Power Plants"
Keywords:hybridization, CSP-PV, solar power plants, MENA region
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Materials and Technologies for the Energy Transition
HGF - Program Themes:High-Temperature Thermal Technologies
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SW - Solar and Wind Energy
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Condition Monitoring
Location: other
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Qualification
Deposited By: Benitez, Daniel
Deposited On:25 Jan 2023 13:40
Last Modified:25 Jan 2023 13:40

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