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Parabolic Trough Thermal Energy Storage Publications

This section features publications about parabolic trough thermal energy storage by the following topics:

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Parabolic Trough Thermal Energy Storage — General

Enabling Greater Penetration of Solar Power via the Use of CSP with Thermal Energy Storage
NREL Technical Report
Authors: Denholm, P.; Mehos, M.
Publication Date: November 2011

Presentations on Thermal Energy Storage for Parabolic Trough Power Systems
Event: 2003 Thermal Energy Storage for Trough Power Systems Workshop, Golden, Colorado

Survey of Thermal Energy Storage for Parabolic Trough Power Plants
Article Available from: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Authors: Herrmann, U.; Kearney, D.
Publication Date: May 2002

Survey of Thermal Storage for Parabolic Trough Power Plants
NREL Subcontract Report
Author: Pilkington Solar International GmbH
Publication Date: September 2000

Presentations on Parabolic Trough Thermal Energy Storage
Event: 2006 Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop, Incline Village, Nevada

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Parabolic Trough Thermal Energy Storage Indirect Two-Tank

Thermal Storage Commercial Plant Design Study for a 2-Tank Indirect Molten Salt System
NREL Subcontract Report
Authors: Kearney, D; Kelly, B.; Price, H.
Publication Date: July 2006

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Parabolic Trough Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluid and Thermocline

Testing Thermocline Filler Materials and Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluids for Thermal Energy Storage Systems Used in Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants
Posted with Permission from Sandia National Laboratories
Authors: Brosseau, D.A.; Hlava, P.F.; Kelly, M.J.
Publication Date: July 2004

Evaluation of a Molten Salt Heat Transfer Fluid in a Parabolic Trough Solar Field
Conference Paper Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME 2002 International Solar Energy Conference, June 2002, Reno/Sparks, Nevada
Authors: Kearney, D; Kelly, B.; Herrmann, U.; Cable, R.; Pacheco, J.; Mahoney, R.; Price, H.; Blake, D.; Nava, P.; Potrovitza, N.

Development of a High Temperature, Long-Shafted, Molten-Salt Pump for Power Tower Applications
Article Available from: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Authors: Barth, D.; Pacheco, J.; Kolb, W.; Rush, E.
Publication Date: May 2002

Development of a Molten-Salt Thermocline Thermal Storage System for Parabolic Trough Plants
Article Available from: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Authors: Pacheco, J.; Showalter, S.; Kolb, W.
Publication Date: May 2002

Development of a Molten-Salt Thermocline Thermal Storage System for Parabolic Trough Plants
Conference Proceedings Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME International Solar Energy Conference: The Power to Choose, April 2001, Washington, D.C.
Authors: Pacheco, J.E.; Showalter, S.K.; Kolb, W.J.

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Parabolic Trough Advanced Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF) Development

Lifetime of Imidazolium Salts at Elevated Temperatures
Article Available from: Journal of Solar Engineering
Authors: Blake, D.M.; Moens, L.; Rudnicki, D.; Pilath, H.
Publication Date: March 2005

Thermal Stability and Corrosivity Evaluations of Ionic Liquids as Thermal Energy Storage Media
Article Available from: British Library Direct
Authors: Reddy, R.G.; Zhang, Z.; Arenas, M.F.; Blake, D.M.
Publication Date: 2003

Advanced Thermal Storage Fluids for Solar Parabolic Trough Systems
Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME 2002 International Solar Energy Conference, June 2002, Reno/Sparks, Nevada
Authors: Moens L.; Blake, D.M.; Rudnicki, D.L.; Hale, M.J.

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Other

Phase-Change Thermal Energy Storage
NREL Subcontract Report
Author: LUZ International
Publication Date: 1989

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