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.