Solar Tower Systems. Status and Perspective. CSP Industry Days Dr. Reiner Buck. DLR Institute of Solar Research

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1 Solar Tower Systems Status and Perspective CSP Industry Days Dr. Reiner Buck DLR Institute of Solar Research slide 1

2 Advantages of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Plants dispatchability supply security (hybrid) high local content slide 2

3 Advantages of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Plants η >95 % h 2000 h Firm capacity 100 h CSP with storage and fossil hybridisation can provide all 3 components of value Thermal storage economically favorable slide 3

4 CSP Technology Overview text slide 4

5 CSP Technology Perspective text slide 6

6 Solar Resource in Brasil text slide 7

7 Technology Description Overview Receiver Aux. heater Steam generator Steam turbine G Hot storage Solar field Solar tower Cold storage Condenser slide 8

8 Heliostats text mirrors mirror support structure CSP Industry Days Brasil / R. Buck elevation drive pylon azimuth drive control 18./19. & slide 9

9 Receivers text slide 10

10 Tower text slide 11

11 Storage text slide 12

12 Power Block text slide 13

13 Operational Commercial Solar Tower Plants Overview PS10/20: near Seville (Spain), MW, 1h storage Gemasolar: near Seville (Spain), 20MW, 15h storage Ivanpah: near Las Vegas (USA), 377MW, no storage Sierra SunTower: Lancaster (USA), 5MW, no storage slide 14

14 Operational Solar Tower Plants PS10/20 Power rating 10 / 20MW Annual production 24.3 / 48.6 GWh/a Capacity factor 24 / 27% Heat transfer fluid Storage Power block Water/steam steam tank, 1h steam cycle, wet cooling slide 15

15 Operational Solar Tower Plants: Gemasolar Power rating 19.9MW Annual production 110 GWh/a Capacity factor 74% Heat transfer fluid Storage Power block molten salt molten salt, 15h steam cycle, wet cooling slide 16

16 Operational Solar Tower Plants Ivanpah Power rating 10 / 20MW Annual production 24.3 / 48.6 GWh/a Capacity factor 24 / 27% Heat transfer fluid Storage Power block Water/steam steam tank, 1h steam cycle, wet cooling slide 17

17 Operational Solar Tower Plants Sierra SunTower (esolar) Sierra SunTower Power rating 5MW Annual production GWh/a Capacity factor 10% Heat transfer fluid Storage Power block Water/steam no steam cycle, wet cooling slide 18

18 Future Solar Tower Plants Crescent Dunes Khi Solar One Chile Morocco slide 19

19 Economics of Solar Tower Systems relevant parameter is LCOE [$/kwh], not specific cost [$/kw] slide 20

20 Economics 2 text slide 21

21 Technology Development Perspective text slide 22

22 Local Content text Component/part Key raw material Specific requirements Skill requirements foundation concrete basic technical equipment pylon, frame standard steel basic technical equipment drives (2 axes) steel, electric motors high precision, high durability precise and high quality manufacturing control electronics, sensors high precision, reliability mirrors glass, coatings high reflectivity and durability glass technology connection cables low cost, outdoor use standard cable equipment slide 23

23 As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Published by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Registered offices, Bonn and Eschborn, Germany Name of Project or Programme here Address of Programme here T E I Responsible Name here Author(s) Names here Photo credits GIZ/.. In cooperation with 18./19. & CSP Industry Days Brasil / R. Buck slide 24

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