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Parabolic Trough Models and Tools Publications

This section features publications about parabolic trough technology models and software tools by the following topics:

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Performance

Parabolic Trough Solar System Piping Model

NREL Subcontract Report: (PDF 441 KB)
Authors: Kelly, B.; Kearney, D.
Publication Date: July 2006

Simulation and Performance Evaluation of Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants

Thesis Available from: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Author: Patnode, A.
Publication Date: 2006

A Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plant Simulation Model

NREL Conference Paper: (PDF 548 KB)
Event: ISES 2003: International Solar Energy Conference, Hawaii, March 2003
Author: Price, H.

The KJC Plant Performance Model — An Improved SEGS Plant Simulation

Conference Proceedings Available from: American Solar Energy Society
Event: ASES 1999 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Authors: Nelson, R.; Cable, R.

Validation of the FLAGSOL Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plant Performance Model

Conference Paper Available from: U.S. Department of Energy Information Bridge
Event: ASME/JSME/JSES International Solar Energy Conference, March 1995, Maui, Hawaii
Authors: Price, H.; Svoboda, P.; Kearney, D.

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SEGS Parabolic Trough Power Plants

Automatic Control of the 30MWe SEGS VI Parabolic Trough Plant

Thesis Available from: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Author: Stuetzle, T.
Publication Date: 2002

TRNSYS Modeling of the SEGS VI Parabolic Trough Solar Electric Generating System

Conference Paper
Event: ASME International Solar Energy Conference Solar Forum, April 2001, Washington DC,
Proceedings Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Authors: Jones, S.; Pitz-Paal, R.; Schwarzboezl, P.; Blair, N.; Cable, R.

Simulation of the Part-Load Behavior of a 30 MWe SEGS Plant

Report Available from: U.S. Department of Energy Information Bridge
Author: Lippke, F.
Publication Date: June 1995

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Costs and Economics

Modeling Photovoltaic and Concentrating Solar Power Trough Performance, Cost, and Financing with the Solar Advisor Model

NREL Conference Paper (Preprint): (PDF 373 KB)
Event: Solar 2008 Conference, May 3-8, 2008, San Diego, California
Authors: Blair, N.; Mehos, M.; Christensen, C.; Cameron, C.

Concentrating Solar Deployment System (CSDS) -- A New Model for Estimating U.S. Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Market Potential

NREL Conference Paper (Preprint): (PDF 580 KB)
Event: Solar 2006 Conference, July 8-13, 2006, Denver, Colorado
Authors: Blair, N.; Mehos, M.; Short, W.; Heimiller, D.

Cost and Performance Solar Analysis Model for All Solar Technologies

Conference Paper Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: 2005 International Solar Energy Conference, August 6-12, 2005, Orlando, Florida
Authors: Blair, N.; Christensen, C.; Mehos, M.; Janzou, S.

Greenius — A New Simulation Environment for Technical and Economical Analysis of Renewable Independent Power Projects

Conference Proceedings Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME International Solar Energy Conference Solar Forum, April 2001, Washington, DC
Authors: Quaschning, V.; Kistner, R.; Ortmanns, W.; Geyer, M.

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Other Solar Models and Tools

SolTRACE: A New Optical Modeling Tool for Concentrating Solar Optics

Conference Paper Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: International Solar Energy Conference, March 15-18, 2003, Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Author: Wendelin, T.

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