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The Resource Life cycle assessment of a parabolic trough concentrating solar power plant and impacts of key design alternatives : preprint, Garvin A. Heath and Craig S. Turchi [and] John J. Burkhardt III, (electronic resource)

Life cycle assessment of a parabolic trough concentrating solar power plant and impacts of key design alternatives : preprint, Garvin A. Heath and Craig S. Turchi [and] John J. Burkhardt III, (electronic resource)

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Life cycle assessment of a parabolic trough concentrating solar power plant and impacts of key design alternatives : preprint
Title
Life cycle assessment of a parabolic trough concentrating solar power plant and impacts of key design alternatives
Title remainder
preprint
Statement of responsibility
Garvin A. Heath and Craig S. Turchi [and] John J. Burkhardt III
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Language
eng
Summary
Climate change and water scarcity are important issues for today's power sector. To inform capacity expansion decisions, hybrid life cycle assessment is used to evaluate a reference design of a parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) facility located in Daggett, California, along four sustainability metrics: life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water consumption, cumulative energy demand (CED), and energy payback time (EPBT). This wet-cooled, 103 MW plant utilizes mined nitrate salts in its two-tank, thermal energy storage (TES) system. Design alternatives of dry-cooling, a thermocline TES, and synthetically-derived nitrate salt are evaluated. During its life cycle, the reference CSP plant is estimated to emit 26 g CO2eq per kWh, consume 4.7 L/kWh of water, and demand 0.40 MJeq/kWh of energy, resulting in an EPBT of approximately 1 year. The dry-cooled alternative is estimated to reduce life cycle water consumption by 77% but increase life cycle GHG emissions and CED by 8%. Synthetic nitrate salts may increase life cycle GHG emissions by 52% compared to mined. Switching from two-tank to thermocline TES configuration reduces life cycle GHG emissions, most significantly for plants using synthetically-derived nitrate salts. CSP can significantly reduce GHG emissions compared to fossil-fueled generation; however, dry-cooling may be required in many locations to minimize water consumption
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SOE
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Heath, Garvin A
Funding information
Sponsored by National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Turchi, Craig S.
  • Burkhardt, John J
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
  • SolarPACES (Conference)
Series statement
NREL/CP
Series volume
6A20-52186
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parabolic troughs
  • Solar concentrators
  • Water use
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • Product life cycle
Label
Life cycle assessment of a parabolic trough concentrating solar power plant and impacts of key design alternatives : preprint, Garvin A. Heath and Craig S. Turchi [and] John J. Burkhardt III, (electronic resource)
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http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo15636
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Oct. 10, 2011)
  • "September 2011."
  • "To be presented at SolarPACES 2011, Granada, Spain, September 20 - 23, 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (8 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn756528517
  • (GPO)99354368
System details
Full text available via Internet in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required
Label
Life cycle assessment of a parabolic trough concentrating solar power plant and impacts of key design alternatives : preprint, Garvin A. Heath and Craig S. Turchi [and] John J. Burkhardt III, (electronic resource)
Link
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo15636
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Oct. 10, 2011)
  • "September 2011."
  • "To be presented at SolarPACES 2011, Granada, Spain, September 20 - 23, 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (8 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn756528517
  • (GPO)99354368
System details
Full text available via Internet in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required

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