Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Sensitivity of Concentrating Solar Power Trough Performance, Cost and Financing with Solar Advisor Model

Authors: Blair, N. Mehos, M. Christensen, C.
 
Abstract: A comprehensive solar technology systems analysis model, the Solar Advisor Model (SAM) was developed to support the federal R&D community and the solar industry. This model, developed by staff at NREL and Sandia National Laboratory, is able to model the costs, finances, and performance of concentrating solar power and photovoltaics (PV). Currently, parabolic troughs and concentrating PV are the two concentrating technologies modeled within the SAM environment.
Publication Date: 01 Mar 2008
DOE Contract number: AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type: Conference
Resource Relation: Conference: 2008 14th Biennial CSP SolarPACES (Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems) Symposium, 4-7 March 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada (CD-ROM) (NREL/CD-550-42709)
Research Organizations: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Organizations: USDOE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Keywords relating to this report:
ENERGY SYSTEMS
FINANCING
PERFORMANCE
SENSITIVITY
SOLAR INDUSTRY
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Related subjects:
CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER
ENERGY ANALYSIS
SOLARPACES 2008