Technoeconomic Cost Analysis of NREL Concentrating Solar Power Gen3 Liquid Pathway: Preprint

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Abstract

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is leading the liquid (molten salt) power tower pathway for the U.S. Department of Energy's concentrating solar power Gen3 initiative. The Gen3 liquid pathway required updated designs to three major components: the tower and receiver, the thermal energy storage (TES) tanks, and the power cycle. We assume a 100 MWe net system output and used the System Advisor Model (SAM) to complete a technoeconomic cost analysis of the Gen3 liquid pathway design and estimate its LCOE. This paper summarizes the methodology and results of that analysis.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2021
Event26th SolarPACES Conference 2020 -
Duration: 28 Sep 20202 Oct 2020

Conference

Conference26th SolarPACES Conference 2020
Period28/09/202/10/20

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5700-83280 for paper as published in proceedings

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5700-77852

Keywords

  • chloride salt
  • CSP
  • Gen3
  • SAM
  • solar

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