On the Significance of Concentrated Solar Power R&D in Sweden
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Congress 2011, Linköping, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is an emerging renewable energy technology that has the potential to provide a major part of European energy needs at competitive cost levels. Swedish industry is strongly involved in CSP-based energy production either in the form of growing providers on the European energy market or as developers and producers of key components for CSP power plants. The growing industrial interest is reflected and accompanied by state of the art research in this field at the Department of Energy Technology at KTH. In the present paper the main challenges and opportunities for CSP R&D are presented and linked to the industrial environment and interests in Sweden. Related to these challenges, an overview of the latest research activities and results at the Department of Energy Technology is given with examples concerning CSP plant operation and optimisation, techno- economic cycle studies and high temperature solar receiver development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
solar thermal power, Sweden, research and development
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-35271OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-35271DiVA: diva2:426480
World Renewable Energy Congress
QC 201106282011-06-282011-06-232011-06-29Bibliographically approved