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2014: The year of concentrating solar power
2014: The year of concentrating solar power

1st May 2014

Topic(s): Renewables, Solar energy

Concentrating solar power (CSP) is a technology that harnesses the sun’s energy potential and has the capacity to provide hundreds of thousands of customers in the United States with reliable renewable energy. The United States is particularly well suited for CSP because it leverages the nation’s abundant solar energy resources, particularly in the sun-drenched southwestern states. 

The year 2014 marks a significant milestone in the history of American solar energy. Through sustained, long-term investments by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and committed industry partners, some of the most innovative CSP plants in the world connected to the United States electricity grid in 2013, and five plants of this kind are expected to be fully operational by the end of 2014.

 

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The content within the Global CCS Institute Publications, Reports and Research Library is provided for information purposes only. We make every effort and take reasonable care to keep the content of this section up-to-date and error-free. However, we make no claim as to its accuracy, currency or reliability.

Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Solar intermittency: Australia's clean energy challenge
Solar intermittency: Australia's clean energy challenge

1st June 2012

Topic(s): Renewables, Solar energy

Solar intermittency and grid integration are two fundamental barriers to the uptake of large-scale solar power in Australia and around the world.

Whilst much is said about the effect of intermittency on electricity networks, the information shared and views expressed are often anecdotal, difficult to verify and limited to a particular technical, geographical or social context. There is surprisingly very little real-world data on how intermittency, particularly solar intermittency, affects electricity networks.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of worldwide research and practical results on renewable generation intermittency, examining what common conclusions can be drawn from other efforts in this area, and how these may apply in the Australian context.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Enabling greater penetration of solar power via the use of CSP with thermal energy storage
Enabling greater penetration of solar power via the use of CSP with thermal energy storage

1st November 2011

Topic(s): Renewables, Solar energy

This work examines the degree to which concentrating solar power (CSP) may be complementary to solar photovoltaic (PV) via its use of thermal energy storage. The authors review the challenges of PV deployment at scale, with a focus on the supply/demand coincidence and limits of grid flexibility. They describe a series of grid simulations to indicate the general potential of CSP with thermal energy storage (TES) to enable greater use of solar generation, including additional PV. Finally, they use these reduced form simulations to identify the data and modeling needed for more comprehensive analysis of the potential of CSP with TES to provide additional flexibility to the grid as a whole and benefit all variable generation sources.

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The content within the Global CCS Institute Publications, Reports and Research Library is provided for information purposes only. We make every effort and take reasonable care to keep the content of this section up-to-date and error-free. However, we make no claim as to its accuracy, currency or reliability.

Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

The role of large balancing areas in integrated solar generation
The role of large balancing areas in integrated solar generation

1st May 2011

Topic(s): Renewables, Solar energy

There are over 130 balancing authorities (BA), or control areas, in the United States. Each is responsible for integrating resource plans, maintaining load-interchange-generation balance within a balancing authority area (BAA), controlling transmission flows and voltages, and ensuring that frequency is held within the limits that ensure reliable operation of the power system. This fact sheet dicusses the role these balancing areas have in integrating solar generation.

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The role of electricity markets and market design in integrating solar generation
The role of electricity markets and market design in integrating solar generation

1st May 2011

Topic(s): Renewables, Solar energy

Variable generation (VG) technologies such as solar, wind, and hydro increase the level of variability and uncertainty in power grid operations; characteristics that are inherent of electric power systems. In addition to the unpredictable nature of demand, power plants and transmission lines can unexpectedly drop out of service. This fact sheet will review some of the market design options that aid in integrating VG such as solar.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

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