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Parabolic Trough Power Plant System Publications

This section features publications about parabolic trough power plant systems by the following topic:

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Organic Rankine Cycles

The Solar Trough Organic Rankine Electricity System (STORES)—Final Report

NREL Subcontract Report: (PDF 1.2 MB)
Author: Reflective Energies
Publication Date: March 2006

Modular Trough Power Plants Cycle Analysis

NREL Technical Report: (PDF 2.1 MB)
Authors: Price, H.; Hassani, V.
Publication Date: January 2002

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Steam Cycle

Nexant Parabolic Trough Solar Power Systems Analysis: Preferred Plant Size

NREL Subcontract Report: (PDF 1.3 MB)
Author: Kelly, B.
Publication Date: July 2006

Nexant Parabolic Solar Power Plant Systems Analysis: Multiple Plants at a Common Location

NREL Subcontract Report: (PDF 1.1 MB)
Author: Kelly, B.
Publication Date: July 2006

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Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Systems

Solar Trough Integration into Combined Cycle Systems

Conference Paper Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME International Solar Energy Conference, June 15-20, 2002, Reno, Nevada.
Authors: Dersch, J.; Geyer, M.; Hermann, U.; Jones, S. A.; Kelly, B.; Kistner, R.; Ortmanns, W.; Pitz-Paal, R.; Price, H.

Optimization Studies for Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Systems

Conference Paper
Event: ASME International Solar Energy Conference: The Power to Choose, April 2001, Washington, D.C.
Proceedings Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Authors: Kelly, B.; Herrman, U.; Hale, M. J.

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Direct Steam Generation

Direct Steam Generation in Parabolic Troughs: First Results of the DISS (Direct Solar Steam) Project

Available from: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Authors: Eck, M.; Steinmann, W.D.
Publication Date: May 2002.

The DISS (Direct Solar Steam) Project: Direct Steam Generation in Parabolic Trough Systems. Operation and Maintenance Experience and Update on Project Status

Available from: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Authors: Zarza, E.; Valenzuela, L.; Leon, J.; Dieter Weyers, H.; Eck, M.; Hennecke, K.
Publication Date: May 2002.

Comparison of DSG vs. HTF Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants Performance and Cost

Conference Proceedings Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME International Solar Energy Conference, April 1997, Washington, DC
Authors: Svoboda, P.; Dagan, E.; Kenan, G.

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Dry, Wet & Hybrid Cooling

Concentrating Solar Power Commercial Application Study: Reducing Water Consumption of Concentrating Solar Power Electricity Generation

Report to Congress (PDF 1.1 MB)
Author: U.S Department of Energy

Nexant Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plant Systems Analysis: Comparison of Wet and Dry Rankine Cycle Heat Rejection

NREL Subcontract Report: (PDF 1.1 MB)
Author: Kelly, B.
Publication Date: July 2006

Comparison of Alternative Cooling Technologies for California Power Plants Economics, Environmental and Other Trade-Offs

Report Available from: California Energy Commission (PDF 469 KB)
Publication Date: February 2002

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Operation and Maintenance (O&M)

Final Report on the Operation and Maintenance Improvement Program for Concentrating Solar Power Plants

Technical Report Available from: U.S. Department of Energy Information Bridge
Authors: Cohen, G.; Kearney, D.; Kolb, G.
Publication Date: June 1999

Ten Years of Solar Power Plant Operation in the Mojave Desert

Conference Proceedings Available from: American Solar Energy Society
Event: ASES Annual Conference, April 1997, Washington, D.C
Authors: Cohen, G.; Frier, S.

Evaluation of Power Production from the Solar Electric Generating Systems at Kramer Junction: 1988 to 1993

Conference Proceedings Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME/JSME/JSES International Solar Energy Conference, March 1995, Maui, Hawaii
Author: Kolb, G. J.

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