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1. Introduction to concentrating solar power (CSP) technology
2. Fundamental principles of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems
3. Solar resources for concentrating solar power (CSP) systems
4. Site selection and feasibility analysis for concentrating solar power (CSP) systems
5. Socio-economic and environmental assessment of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems
Part II: Technology approaches and potential
6. Linear Fresnel reflector (LFR) technology
7. Parabolic-trough concentrating solar power (CSP) systems
8. Central tower concentrating solar power (CSP) systems
9. Parabolic dish concentrating solar power (CSP) systems
10. Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems and applications
11. Thermal energy storage systems for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants
Part III: Optimisation, improvements and applications
12. Hybridization of concentrating solar power (CSP) with fossil fuel power plants
13. The long-term market potential of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems
14. Absorber materials for solar thermal receivers in concentrating solar power (CSP) systems
15. Optimisation of concentrating solar power (CSP) plant designs through integrated techno-economic modelling
16. Heliostat size optimization for central receiver solar power plants
17. Heat flux and temperature measurement technologies for concentrating solar power (CSP)
18. Concentrating solar technologies for industrial process heat and cooling
19. Solar fuels and industrial solar chemistry
20. CSP best practice
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Technology, Second Edition, edited by Keith Lovegrove and Wes Stein, presents a fully updated comprehensive review of the latest technologies and knowledge, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applications. Part one introduces fundamental principles of concentrating solar power systems, including site selection and feasibility analysis, alongside socio-economic and environmental assessments. Part two focuses on technologies including linear Fresnel reflector technology, parabolic-trough, central tower and parabolic dish concentrating solar power systems, and concentrating photovoltaic systems. Thermal energy storage, hybridization with fossil fuel power plants and the long-term market potential of CSP technology are explored. Part three goes on to discuss optimization, improvements and applications, such as absorber materials for solar thermal receivers, design optimization through integrated techno-economic modelling and heliostat size optimization.
With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Concentrating Solar Power Technology, Second Edition, is an essential guide for all those involved or interested in the design, production, development, optimization and application of CSP technology, including renewable energy engineers and consultants, environmental governmental departments, solar thermal equipment manufacturers, researchers and academics.
- Provides a comprehensive review of concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applications
- Reviews fundamental principles of concentrating solar power systems, including site selection and feasibility analysis and socio-economic and environmental assessments
- Includes an overview of technologies such as linear Fresnel reflector technology, parabolic-trough, central tower and parabolic dish concentrating solar power systems, and concentrating photovoltaic system.
Energy engineering graduate students; energy researchers, particularly those in solar technologies; Engineers and planners for CSP projects; those involved in solar thermal and other associated plants/components, from development to operation
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2021
- 1st November 2020
- Woodhead Publishing
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Dr. Keith Lovegrove is Head of Solar Thermal for the UK-based renewable energy consulting group, IT Power. He has over 30 years of experience in renewable Energy combined with 15 years of teaching experience in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Energy Systems and Systems Engineering. He was previously the leader of the Solar Thermal Group at the Australian National University. In that role he was the lead inventor and design and construction team leader of the 500m2 Generation II Big Dish solar concentrator, recognized with a Light Weight Structures Association of Australia, 2009 design award and a 2011 citation from the Institute of Engineers Australia ACT Engineering Excellence awards. Keith has authored and co-authored more than 160 publications including 2 patents and 7 book chapters and major public reports. Keith has been an invited plenary speaker at more than 45 conferences and forums.
Head of Solar Thermal, IT Power Group, UK
Wes Stein holds a B. Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering with first class honors and a Master’s degree in engineering. He is a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Australian Solar Institute and was awarded an Australian Institution of Engineers scholarship to develop high-temperature solar cycles, working at each of the major solar thermal research institutions in the world. He also won the UK’s Rendel Award and is Australia’s member on the Executive committee of the International Energy Agency’s Solar PACES, the predominant CSP international body.
Manager of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s National Solar Energy Centre, Australia
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