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1999 Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop

The U.S. Department of Energy SunLab held its second annual Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop on August 16-18, 1999, in Ontario, California. This workshop was an informational and planning forum for those interested in the continued development of parabolic trough technology. Its focus was to gather feedback from industry and stakeholders to validate and improve the proposed SunLab parabolic trough R&D plan.

The workshop featured presentations and discussions on the following topics:

The following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.

Agenda: (PDF 14 KB)

Workshop Introduction and Objectives: (PDF 206 KB)

Attendee List: (MS Word 87 KB)

Meeting Observations: (MS Word 25 KB)

Issues Not Addressed: (MS Word 21 KB)

Workshop Feedback: (MS Word 28 KB)

Parabolic Trough Technology Roadmap

Parabolic Trough Roadmap Revisited

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 2.3 MB)
Presenter/Author: Kearney, D. (Kearney & Associates)

Parabolic Trough Technology Roadmap

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

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Operation and Maintenance

SEGS I and II: O&M Status

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 196 KB)
Presenter/Author: Milner, C. (Sunray Energy Inc.)

An Overview of the Kramer Junction SEGS Recent Performance

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 1 MB)
Author: Frier, S. (KJC Operating Company)
Presenter/Author: Cable, B. (KJC Operating Company)

O&M Work Plan

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 15 KB)
Presenter/Author: Mahoney, R. (SunLab)

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Parabolic Trough R&D Review

SunLab Trough R&D Overview

U.S. Department of Energy Presentation: (PDF 52 KB)
Presenter/Author: Price, H. (SunLab)

EuroTrough First Results

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 1.2 MB)
Presenters/Authors: Nava, P. (Pilkington)

Project DISS (DIrect Solar Steam): Present Status and Future Planning

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 1.2 MB)
Presenters/Authors: Zarza, E. (CIEMAT); Geyer, M., Hennecke, K., and Goebel, O. (DLR)

Parabolic Trough Activities at DLR, Solar Energy Technology Division

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 596 KB)
Presenter/Author: Pitz-Paal, R. (DLR)

The Advanced HCE Technology Improvements

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 1 MB)
Presenter/Author: Mandelberg, E. (Solel)

The Role of the National Labs in Parabolic Trough Development

U.S. Department of Energy Document: (MS Word 24 KB)

Also see our publications on parabolic trough research and development.

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Parabolic Trough Market Development

The ISCCS Crisis: World Bank, the GEF and Solar Thermal Power

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 57 KB)
Presenter/Author: Spencer, R. (World Bank)

Further Discussion on the Integrated Solar Combined-Cycle System Crisis

U.S. Department of Energy Document: (MS Word 24 KB)

State Renewable Energy Policies in the Southwest

NREL Presentation: (PUBS PROCESS?)
Presenter/Author: Walters, T.

Financial Due Diligence for Solar-Powered IPP

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 2.7 MB)
Presenter/Author: Henderson, M. (R.W. Beck)

Market Development Introduction

U.S. Department of Energy Presentation: (PDF 218 KB)
Presenter/Author: Price, H. (SunLab)

Prospecting and Solar Resource Analysis

NREL Presentation: (PDF 297 KB)
Presenter/Author: Renne', D.

Domestic Market Development Work Plan

U.S. Department of Energy Presentation: (PDF 38 KB)
Presenter/Author: Williams (SunLab)

International Market Development Work Plan

U.S. Department of Energy Presentation: (PDF 16 KB)
Presenter/Author: Price, H. (SunLab)

Also see our publications on parabolic trough market and economic assessment.

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Parabolic Trough Receivers

Heat Collector Element

U.S. Department of Energy Presentation: (PDF 14 KB)
Presenter/Author: Mahoney, R. (SunLab)

Also see our publications on parabolic trough receivers.

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Parabolic Trough Thermal Energy Storage

CONTEST — Concrete Thermal Energy Storage for Parabolic Trough Plants

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 2 MB)
Presenter/Author: Geyer, M. (DLR)

Molten Nitrate Salt for Thermal Storage with Parabolic Troughs

U.S. Department of Energy Presentation: (PDF 92 KB)
Presenter/Author: Pacheco, J. (SunLab)

Thermal Storage Analyses for Rankine-Cycle and Combined-Cycle Power Plants

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 28 KB)
Presenter/Author: Kelly, B. (Bechtel)

Thermal Storage Work Plan

U.S. Department of Energy Presentation: (PDF 15 KB)
Presenter/Author: Hale, M.J. (SunLab)

Also see our publications on parabolic trough thermal energy storage.

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Parabolic Trough Concentrators

Concentrator Status and Development

U.S. Department of Energy Presentation: (PDF 51 KB)
Presenter/Author: Wendelin, T. (SunLab)

EuroTrough II — Full-Scale EuroTrough Collector Loop with Direct Steam

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 276 KB)
Presenter/Author: Geyer, M. (DLR)

Concentrator Work Plan

U.S. Department of Energy Presentation: (PDF 37 KB)
Presenter/Author: Wendelin, T. (SunLab)

Also see our publications on parabolic trough concentrators

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Design

The Solar Trough Organic Rankine Electricity System

Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 114 KB)
Presenter/Author: Prabhu, E. (Reflective Energies)

Plant and Process Design Work Plan

U.S. Department of Energy Presentation: (PDF 13 KB)
Presenter/Author: Price, H. (SunLab)

Also see our publications on parabolic trough power plant systems

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