Technoeconomic Cost Analysis of NREL Concentrating Solar Power Gen3 Liquid Pathway

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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 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 levelized cost of electricity. This paper summarizes the methodology and results of that analysis.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 May 2022
Event26th International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2020 - Freiburg, Virtual, Germany
Duration: 28 Sep 20202 Oct 2020

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2020
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityFreiburg, Virtual
Period28/09/202/10/20

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5700-77852 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5700-83280

Keywords

  • chloride salt
  • CSP
  • Gen3
  • SAM
  • solar

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