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Parabolic Trough Technology Research and Development Publications

This section features publications about parabolic trough technology research and development by the following topic:

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Parabolic Trough Technology R&D Overview

Chapter 6: Recent Advances in Parabolic Trough Solar Power Technology

Publication: Advances in Solar Energy, Vol. 16
Available from: American Solar Energy Society
Authors: Price, H.; Kearney, D.
Publication Date: 2005

Concentrated Solar Thermal Power — Now! Exploiting the Heat from the Sun to Combat Climate Change

Article Available from: Greenpeace
Authors: Aringhoff, R.; Brakmann, G.; Geyer, M.: Teske, S.
Publication Date: October 2005

Advances in Parabolic Trough Solar Power Technology

Article Available from: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Authors: Price, H., E. Lüpfert, D. Kearney, E. Zarza, G. Cohen, R. Gee, and R. Mahoney
Publication Date: May 2002

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Parabolic Trough Technology R&D Plans and Reports

Report to Congress on Assessment of Potential Impact of Concentrating Solar Power for Electricity Generation

U.S. Department of Energy Report: (PDF 1.4 MB)
Publication Date: February 2007

Solar Energy Technologies Program: Multi-Year Program Plan, 2007-2011

Available from: U.S. Department of Energy, Part 1 (PDF 3.2 MB) and Part 2 (PDF 3.3 MB)
Publication Date: 2006
Note: Part 2 features concentrating solar power

Solar Energy Technologies Program FY 2005 Annual Report

U.S. Department of Energy Report: (PDF 8.3 MB)
Publication Date: March 2006

European Research on Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy

Available from: SolarPaces (PDF 710 KB)
Author: European Commission
Publication Date: 2004

Solar Energy Technologies Program FY 2004 Annual Report

U.S. Department of Energy Report: (PDF 4.9 MB)
Publication Date: October 2005

Solar Energy Technologies Program: Multi-Year Program Plan, 2003-2007 & Beyond

U.S Department of Energy Report: (PDF 4.4 MB)
Publication Date: January 2004

Parabolic-Trough Technology Roadmap: A Pathway for Sustained Commercial Development and Deployment of Parabolic-Trough Technology

NREL Technical Report: (PDF 967 KB)
Authors: Price, H.; Kearney, D.,
Publication Date: January 1999

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