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Author (up) Caceres, G.; Anrique, N.; Girard, A.; Degreve, J.; Baeyens, J.; Zhang, H.L. pdf  doi
  Title Performance of molten salt solar power towers in Chile Type
  Year 2013 Publication Journal Of Renewable And Sustainable Energy Abbreviated Journal J. Renew. Sustain. Energy  
  Volume 5 Issue 5 Pages 15 pp  
  Abstract Chile is facing important challenges to develop its energy sector. Estimations demonstrate that in its electricity consumption Chile will grow at an annual rate of 4.6% until 2030, despite ongoing efficiency improvements. To satisfy this demand in a sustainable way, the national energy policy promotes the integration of novel and clean power generation into the national power mix, with special emphasis on concentrated solar power (CSP). The present paper assesses the development of solar-based electricity generation in Chile by CSP, achieved by a Solar Power Tower plant (SPT) using molten salt as heat carrier and store. Such SPTs can be installed at different locations in Chile, and connected to the main national grid. Results show that each SPT plant can generate around 76 GWh(el) of net electricity, when considering solar irradiation as the sole energy source and at a 16% overall efficiency of the SPT process. For operation in a continuous mode, a hybrid configuration with integrated gas backup system increases the generating potential of each SPT to 135 GWh(el). A preliminary Levelized Energy Cost (LEC) calculation provides LEC values between 0.15 and 0.18 $/kWh, as function of the overall process efficiency and estimated investment cost. Chile's solar irradiation favors the implementation of SPT plants. (C) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.  
  Address [Caceres, G.; Anrique, N.; Girard, A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Sci & Engn, Santiago, Chile, Email:  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Amer Inst Physics Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 1941-7012 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000326641300056 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 325  
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