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Solar Energy Applications
By
K.R. Rao
K.R. Rao
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ISBN:
9780791862001
No. of Pages:
240
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2020

Solar thermal power plants, due to their capacity for large-scale generation of electricity and the possible integration of thermal storage devices and hybridization with backup fossil fuels, are meant to supply a significant part of the demand in the countries of the solar belt [1]. Nowadays, the high-temperature thermal conversion of concentrated solar energy is rapidly increasing with many commercial projects taken up in Spain, USA, and other countries such as India, China, Israel, Australia, Algeria, and Italy. This is the most promising technology to follow the pathway of wind energy in order to reach the goals for renewable energy implementation in 2020 and 2050.

3.1
Introduction
3.2
Solar thermal power plants: Schemes and technologies
3.3
Parabolic-troughs
3.4
Linear-Fresnel reflectors
3.5
Central receiver systems (CRS)
3.6
Dish/stirling systems
3.7
Technology development needs and market opportunities for solar thermal electricity (STE)
3.8
Recent solar applications in Spain, rest of Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, South and Central America and Australasia
3.9
Nomenclature and unit conversions
3.10
References
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