Co-generation and innovative heat storage systems in small-medium CSP plants for distributed energy production

Alberto Giaconia, Fabio Montagnino, Filippo Paredes, Filippo Donato, Giampaolo Caputo, Domenico Mazzei

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Abstract

CSP technologies can be applied for distributed energy production, on small-medium plants (on the 1 MW scale), to satisfy the needs of local communities, buildings and districts. In this perspective, reliable, low-cost, and flexible small/medium multi-generative CSP plants should be developed. Four pilot plants have been built in four Mediterranean countries (Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, and Italy) to demonstrate the approach. In this paper, the plant built in Italy is presented, with specific innovations applied in the linear Fresnel collector design and the Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system, based on a single the use of molten salts but specifically tailored for small scale plants.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2017
Event22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 27 Jun 2017 → …

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Conference22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period27/6/17 → …

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Giaconia, A., Montagnino, F., Paredes, F., Donato, F., Caputo, G., & Mazzei, D. (2017). Co-generation and innovative heat storage systems in small-medium CSP plants for distributed energy production. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4984476