Parabolic Trough Reference Plant for Cost Modeling with the Solar Advisor Model (SAM)

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This report describes a component-based cost model developed for parabolic trough solar power plants. The cost model was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), assisted by WorleyParsons Group Inc., for use with NREL's Solar Advisor Model (SAM). This report includes an overview and explanation of the model, two summary contract reports from WorleyParsons, and an Excel spreadsheet for use with SAM. The cost study uses a reference plant with a 100-MWe capacity and six hours of thermal energy storage. Wet-cooling and dry-cooling configurations are considered. The spreadsheet includes capital and operating cost by component to allow users to ... continued below

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Turchi, C. July 1, 2010.

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This report describes a component-based cost model developed for parabolic trough solar power plants. The cost model was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), assisted by WorleyParsons Group Inc., for use with NREL's Solar Advisor Model (SAM). This report includes an overview and explanation of the model, two summary contract reports from WorleyParsons, and an Excel spreadsheet for use with SAM. The cost study uses a reference plant with a 100-MWe capacity and six hours of thermal energy storage. Wet-cooling and dry-cooling configurations are considered. The spreadsheet includes capital and operating cost by component to allow users to estimate the impact of changes in component costs.

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP-550-47605
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/983729 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 983729
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1014055

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Turchi, C. Parabolic Trough Reference Plant for Cost Modeling with the Solar Advisor Model (SAM), report, July 1, 2010; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1014055/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.