CSP-Plant Modeling Guidelines and Compliance of the System Advisor Model (SAM): Paper No. 170006

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Abstract

Accurately modeling risks, costs, and electricity output is essential to the financing and advancement of concentrating solar power projects. To address this need, a group of CSP experts created a guideline document, titled SolarPACES Guideline for Bankable STE Yield Assessment [1]. To make this information more accessible and allow stakeholders to test specific models against the recommendations, the guidelines have been condensed into a spreadsheet-based checklist. The checklist was applied to NREL's System Advisor Model (SAM) software, providing useful feedback to both the checklist group and the SAM development team. This study showed strong agreement between SAM and the guidelines, demonstrated the use of the guidelines in model validation, and resulted in several recommended improvements to SAM.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventSolarPACES 2018: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems - Casablanca, Morocco
Duration: 2 Oct 20185 Oct 2018

Conference

ConferenceSolarPACES 2018: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems
CityCasablanca, Morocco
Period2/10/185/10/18

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5500-72183 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5500-74705

Keywords

  • concentrating solar sower
  • CSP
  • SAM
  • STE
  • System Advisor Model

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