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2007 Solar Power Tower, Dish Stirling and Linear Fresnel Technologies Workshop

NREL hosted a concentrating solar power (CSP) technology workshop on March 7, 2007, in Golden, Colorado. It provided:

  • An opportunity for industries developing solar power tower, dish Stirling, and linear Fresnel technologies to update attendees on the current status of their technologies
  • Input to the U.S. Department of Energy on recommended R&D program directions.

The workshop featured panel discussions and presentations on the following concentrating solar power technologies:

Parabolic trough technology was covered in a separate workshop on March 8-9, 2007.

Note: if a presentation isn't listed below, NREL hasn't received permission to post it.

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

Attendees List: (Excel 77 KB)

Central Receivers

UTC-Molten-Salt Power Towers
Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 2.5 MB)
Presenter/Author: Rogers, D. (UTC)

Solar Tres - First Commercial Molten-Salt Central Receiver Plant
Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 928 KB)
Presenter/Author: Martin, J. (SENER)

PS 10 and PS 20 Power Towers in Seville, Spain
Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 3.5 MB)
Presenter/Author: Osuna, R. (Solucar)

Bright Source Energy - Distributed Power Towers
Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 801 KB)
Presenter/Author: Gilon, Y. (Luz2)

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Dish Stirling Engines

Stirling Energy Systems - Solar Dish Stirling Systems Report
Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 2.3 MB)
Presenter/Author: Liden, R. (SES)

Dish Stirling Activities at Schlaich Bergermann und Partner
Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 2.8 MB)
Presenter: Geyer, M. (SolarPACES)
Author: Schiel, W. (SBP)

Infinia Corporation - Dish Stirling Development
Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 5.5 MB)
Presenter/Author: Smith, T. (Infinia)

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Linear Fresnel Systems

Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector
Presentation Posted with Permission: (PDF 565 KB)
Presenter/Author: O'Donnell, J. (Ausra)

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