Advances in Solar Energy: An Annual Review of Research and by Edgar A. DeMeo, Peter Steitz (auth.), Karl W. Böer (eds.)

By Edgar A. DeMeo, Peter Steitz (auth.), Karl W. Böer (eds.)

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4 Solar- Thermal Eleäric PO'll'er &~ __0_ Q-' 25 BOILER ... 5: Solar central receiver water-steam system. 3A Central-Receiver Repowering Studies The following is a discussion of PNM's central-receiver repowering proposal and similar repowering proposals which were developed by several other Southwest utilities in the late 1970s and early 1980s. l Public Service Company of New Mexico Proposal In 1974, PNM conceived the concept in which an existing power plant would be modified to allow replacement of all or a portion of the fossil fuel (oil or natural gas) with solar energy.

However, by far the most successful solarthermal installations in the world to date have been the privately-funded SEGS plants of Luz International, which are commercial plants using a solar-fossil-hybrid parabolic trough concept. S. Eleciric Ufility Indusfl'Y's Actiuities This section focuses on the major solar-thermal activities that have involved utilities in the funding and/or conduct of design, development and testing efforts, and in particular on the results obtained, lessons learned and perspectives developed from those activities.

4: Breakdown by Sponsorship and Use Sector For Electric Utility Solar Activities in 1983 EPRI Survey (Source: EPRI AP-3665-SR) Ocean· Thermal Solar· Thermal Phot~ voltaics Electricity Production Biofuels Solar Healing Energy Wind and Process Conversion Power Cooling Hut 179 13 30 15 15 468 23 10 13 57 18 68 299 120 3 11 51 195 484 Total %of Total Project Cosponsorship • In·House 64 17 16 5 Private Federal Govemment University UtilityGroup 33 15 3S 45 21 802 77 114 62 63 16 33 28 28 14 EPRI StatefLocal Govemment 69 10 5 Use Scctor Residential 22 21 Commercial/lndustrial Agricultural Utili'y Multiple 21 10 42 5 6 30 4 Total 74 56 47 44 1 0 380 44 173 20 2S 3 153 139 17 16 870 100 • Somc projects have severa!

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