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October 2003 • NREL/SR-550-34440

Sargent & Lundy LLC Consulting Group
Chicago, Illinois

Assessment of Parabolic
Trough and Power Tower Solar
Technology Cost and
Performance Forecasts

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, Colorado 80401-3393
NREL is a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory
Operated by Midwest Research Institute . Battelle . Bechtel

Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337



  We've split the document into digestible chunks, even with a fast connection it's a slow download.

TOC Table of Contents 1-12

ES Executive Summary 13-29

1 Introduction 30-34

2 Concentration Solar Power Technologies 35-44

3 Power Generation Market & Deployment Forecast 45-51

4 Evaluation of Potential for Cost Reductions (Trough) (52-100)

5 Evaluation of Potential for Cost Reductions (Tower) (101-166)


A. List of Documents

B. Methodology

C. Levelized Cost for Ranking Alternatives and Example Calculations 

D. Evaluation Of Technology Improvements And Capital Cost Projections For Parabolic Trough Solar Plants

E. Evaluation of Technology Improvements and Capital Cost Projections – Tower

F. Evaluation of O&M Costs — Trough

G. Evaluation of O&M Costs — Tower

H. Mirror Reflectivity (SunLab Input)

I. Sargent & Lundy Response to the NRC Issues and Observations

Contract info p344

Follow up document from link in TOC

Executive Summary











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