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Parabolic Trough Market and Economic Assessment Publications

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Feasibility Studies and Assessments

Potential for Renewable Energy in the San Diego Region

Appendix Available from: San Diego Regional Renewable Energy Study Group (PDF 1.8 MB)
Publication Date: August 2005

Assessment of the World Bank/GEF Strategy for the Market Development of Concentrating Solar Thermal Power

Report Available from: Global Environment Facility (PDF 2 MB)
Author: Global Research Alliance for the World Bank
Publication Date: May 2005

CSP (Concentrating Solar Power) Global Market Initiative

Available from: SolarPaces (PDF 1.7 MB)

Assessment of Parabolic Trough and Power Tower Solar Technology Cost and Performance Forecasts

NREL Subcontract Report: (PDF 2.4 MB)
Author: Sargent & Lundy LLC Consulting Group
Publication Date: October 2003

Executive Summary: Assessment of Parabolic Trough and Power Tower Solar Technology Cost and Performance Forecasts

NREL Subcontract Report: (PDF 588 KB)
Author: Sargent & Lundy LLC Consulting Group
Publication Date: October 2003
Note: Includes additional reference lists

Fuel from the Sky: Solar Power's Potential for Western Energy Supply

NREL Subcontract Report: (PDF 3 MB)
Author: Leitner, A., RDI Consulting
Publication Date: July 2002

The Commercial Path Forward for Concentrating Solar Power Technologies — A Review of Existing Treatments of Current and Future Markets 2001

Report Available from: SolarPaces (PDF 953 KB)
Author: Morse, F.
Publication Date: December 2000

Cost Reduction Study for Solar Thermal Power Plants

Report Available from: SolarPaces (PDF 1 MB)
Author: Enermodal Engineering Limited with Marbek Resource Consultants Ltd. for World Bank
Publication Date: May 1999

Parabolic Trough Solar Power for Competitive U.S. Markets

NREL Conference Paper: (PDF 68 KB)
Event: Renewable and Advanced Energy Systems for the 21st Century Conference (RAES '99)
Authors: Price, H. W.; Kistner, R.
Publication Date: April 1999

Renewable Energy Technology Characterizations

Reports Available from: U.S. Department of Energy
Author: Electric Power Research Institute
Publication Date: December 1997

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Siting Studies

Mining for Solar Resources: U.S. Southwest Provides Vast Potential

Article Available from: Imaging Notes
Authors: Mehos, M.; Perez, R.
Publication Date: 2005

Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy on National Forest Service Lands

NREL Booklet: (PDF 5.1 MB)
Authors: USDA Forest Service and NREL
Publication Date: January 2005

Analysis of Siting Opportunities for Concentrating Solar Power Plants in the Southwestern United States

Conference Paper Available from: Ratepayers United of Colorado (PDF 1.1 MB)
Event: World Renewable Energy Congress VIII, 29 August - 3 September 2004, Denver, Colorado
Authors: Mehos, M. S.; Owens, B.

Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy on Public Lands

U.S. Department of Energy Booklet: (PDF 4.5 MB)
Authors: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management
Publication Date: February 2003

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Economic and Environmental Benefits

Potential Carbon Emissions Reductions from Concentrating Solar Power by 2030

Chapter Available from: American Solar Energy Society
Authors: Mehos, M.S.; Kearney, D.W.
Publication Date: 2007

Economic, Energy, and Environmental Benefits of Concentrating Solar Power in California

NREL Subcontract Report: (PDF 1.5 MB)
Authors: Stoddard, L.; Abiencunas, J.; O'Connell, R.
Publication Date: April 2006

Schott Memorandum on Solar Thermal Power Plant Technology

Report Available from: Schott (PDF 1.3 MB)
Author: Schott, A.G.

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Financing Renewable Power Projects

Economic Valuation of a Geothermal Production Tax Credit

NREL Technical Report: (PDF 591 KB)
Author: Owens, B.
Publication Date: April 2002

Financing Solar Thermal Power Plants

NREL Conference Paper: (PDF 96 KB)
Event: Advanced Energy Systems for the 21st Century Conference, April 11-14, 1999, Maui, Hawaii
Authors: Kistner, R.; Price, H.

Alternative Windpower Ownership Structures: Financing Terms and Project Costs

Report Available from: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (PDF 225 KB)
Authors: Wiser, R., and Kahn, E.
Publication Date: May 1996

Tax Barriers to Solar Central Receiver Generation Technology

Conference Paper Available from: U.S. Department of Energy Information Bridge (PDF 70 KB)
Event: ASME/JSME/JESE International Solar Energy Conference, March 1995, Maui, Hawaii
Authors: Jenkins, A.; Reilly, H.

A Manual for the Economic Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies

NREL Technical Report: (PDF 6.6 MB)
Authors: Short, W.; Packey, D.J.; Holt, T.
Publication Date: March 1995

Barriers to Commercialization of Large-Scale Solar Electricity: Lessons Learned from the LUZ Experience

Posted with Permission from: Sandia National Laboratories (PDF 1.5 MB)
Author: Lotker, M.
Publication Date: 1991

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