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Techno-Economic Analysis of a Concentrating Solar Power Plant Using Reduction/Oxidation Metal Oxides for Thermochemical Energy Storage

Abstract Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant technology can produce reliable and dispatchable electric power from an intermittent solar resource. Recent advances in thermochemical energy storage (TCES) can offer further improvements to increase off-sun operating hours, improve system efficiency, and the reduce cost of delivered electricity. This work describes a 111.7 MWe CSP plant with TCES using a mixed ionic-electronic conducting metal oxide, CAM28, as both the heat transfer and thermal energy storage media. Turbine inlet temperatures reach 1200 °C in the combined cycle power block. A techno-economic model of the CSP system is developed to evaluate design considerations to meet targets for low-cost and renewable power with 6-14 hours of dispatc... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Lopes, Mariana (Author) / Johnson, Nathan G (Advisor) / Stechel, Ellen B (Committee member) / Westerhoff, Paul (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Energy / concentrating solar power / redox materials / techno-economics / thermal energy storage
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 52 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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