FY19-FY21 Concentrating Solar Power Systems Analysis Final Report

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This technical report summarizes work done by NREL over a 3-year period for the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Systems Analysis project for fiscal years 2019-2021 (FY19-FY21) in support of the Solar Energies Technology Office of the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal of the CSP Systems Analysis project is to provide timely and accurate CSP cost data to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and to project the performance and cost of emerging CSP technologies to inform research directions and industry investment.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages79
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5700-82529


  • cavity receiver
  • concentrating solar power
  • CSP
  • dispatch optimization
  • heliostat
  • parabolic trough
  • power cycle
  • SAM
  • System Advisor Model


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