© 1986

The IEA/SSPS Solar Thermal Power Plants — Facts and Figures — Final Report of the International Test and Evaluation Team (ITET)

Volume 1: Central Receiver System (CRS)

  • Paul Kesselring
  • Clifford S. Selvage

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Paul Kesselring, Clifford S. Selvage
    Pages 11-16
  3. Neil Gregory, Pierre Wattiez, Manolo Blanco, Mats Andersson, Jonas Sandgren, S. W. Amacker et al.
    Pages 17-87
  4. Pierre Wattiez, Juan Ramos, Sevillana, W. Schiel, G. Lemperle, C. L. Mavis et al.
    Pages 89-177
  5. Alessio De Benedetti, Jose G. Martin, P. Cavalleri, V. Bedogni, A. DiMeglio, C. Sala et al.
    Pages 179-428
  6. Mats Andersson, Heinz Jacobs, Ricardo Carmona, Clifford S. Selvage, Pierre Wattiez, Antonio Cuadrado et al.
    Pages 429-587
  7. Claudio Maffezzoni, H. D. Weyers, G. A. Magnani, Manuel Sánchez, Manuel Blanco
    Pages 589-670
  8. Andreas Brinner, Ricardo Carmona, José Martín, Clifford S. Selvage
    Pages 671-726
  9. Paul Kesselring, Clifford S. Selvage
    Pages 727-772

About this book


The Project's origin As a consequence of the so-called "first oil crisis", the interest in solar electricity generation rose sharply after 1973. The solar ther­ mal way of solving the problem was attractive because the main task was simply to replace the fossil fuel by a "solar fuel" in an other­ wise conventional thermal power plant -that was at least what many thought at that time. Thus more than half a dozen of solar thermal plant projects were created in the mid-seventies. One of them is the Small Solar Power Systems (SSPS) Project of the International Energy Agency (lEA). It consists of the design, development, construction, operation, test and evaluation of two dissimilar small solar thermal electric power systems each at a nominal power of 500 kW . e ITET a nd TOAB In order to assist the Operating Agent (DFVLR - Deutsche Forschungs­ und Versuchsanstalt fUr Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. ) in managing the project, the Executive Committee (EC) created two bodies cal led the "International Test and Evaluation Team" (ITET) and the "Test and Operation Advisory Board" (TOAB). The latter consisted of a group of experts from the different participating countries, meeting three to four times a year to articulate i. a. the technical interests and expectations of the different parties in the project. It was the TOAB that formul. ated e. g.


Heliostat Plants System electricity solar power

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Kesselring
    • 1
  • Clifford S. Selvage
    • 2
  1. 1.Prospective Studies DivisionSwiss Federal Institute for Reactor Research (EIR)Switzerland
  2. 2.SSPS International Test and Evaluation TeamSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The IEA/SSPS Solar Thermal Power Plants — Facts and Figures — Final Report of the International Test and Evaluation Team (ITET)
  • Book Subtitle Volume 1: Central Receiver System (CRS)
  • Editors Paul Kesselring
    Clifford S. Selvage
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-16146-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-82678-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 772
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
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