Egypt has invested millions to modernise and expand its power capacity and networks. The country has recently been focusing on the expansion of renewable energy projects to meet increasing power demand, diversify the national energy resources, and protect the environment. Although the country's average level of solar radiation throughout the [...]
The FP7 DNICast project aims to advance current state-of-the-art of concentrating solar technologies by reducing uncertainty of short-term DNI forecasts and thereby contributing to increase the overall plant efficiency. Since October 2013, a multidisciplinary consortium of meteorological scientists, solar engineers and energy analysts, has investigated different methods for DNI [...]
Direct Normal Irradiance Nowcasting methods for optimized operation of concentrated solar power technologies
Deliverable Nr.: 5.3 Deliverable title: Report on the 3rd DNICast End-user workshop Project coordinator: OME WP leader: CyI Name of the organization: Authors: M. Pikridas, M. Vrekoussis, L. Barrie Submission date: Version nr.:1 Disclaimer: The information and views set out in this report are those of the author(s) and [...]
Locating a Concentrated Solar Power plant with a solar irradiance of 2,700 kWh/m2 would decrease the generation cost by 25% compared with the same CSP plant with 2,100 kWh/m2.
In sunny parts of the world concentrated solar power (CSP) plants are increasingly built and planned.