Many efforts have been spent in the design and development of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plants worldwide. Most of them are for on-grid electricity generation and they are medium or large plants (in the order of MWs) which can benefit from the economies of scale. Nevertheless, several potential applications for Small-Scale CSP plants (< 1 MW) can be relevant in the industrial sector as well as for off-grid purposes (i.e. in rural contexts). This paper presents the technologies suitable for off-grid applications, for electricity or cogenerated production. Major characteristics are illustrated and advantages and drawbacks for each configuration identified and discussed.

Giovannelli, A. (2015). State of the Art on Small-Scale Concentrated Solar Power Plants. ENERGY PROCEDIA, 82, 607-614.

State of the Art on Small-Scale Concentrated Solar Power Plants

GIOVANNELLI, AMBRA
2015

Abstract

Many efforts have been spent in the design and development of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plants worldwide. Most of them are for on-grid electricity generation and they are medium or large plants (in the order of MWs) which can benefit from the economies of scale. Nevertheless, several potential applications for Small-Scale CSP plants (< 1 MW) can be relevant in the industrial sector as well as for off-grid purposes (i.e. in rural contexts). This paper presents the technologies suitable for off-grid applications, for electricity or cogenerated production. Major characteristics are illustrated and advantages and drawbacks for each configuration identified and discussed.
Giovannelli, A. (2015). State of the Art on Small-Scale Concentrated Solar Power Plants. ENERGY PROCEDIA, 82, 607-614.
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