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

Volume 4: Book of Summaries

  • Paul Kesselring
  • Clifford S. Selvage

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-6
  2. Introduction

    1. Paul Kesselring, Clifford S. Selvage
      Pages 7-15
  3. Cenral Receiver System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Paul Kesselring, Clifford S. Selvage
      Pages 19-25
  4. Historical Assessment of SSPS—CRS Plant Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-29
    2. Neil Gregory, Pierre Wattiez, Manuel Blanco
      Pages 30-30
    3. Mats Andersson, Jonas Sandgren
      Pages 31-31
    4. S. W. Amacker
      Pages 32-32
    5. Juan Ramos, Antonio Cuadrado, Carlos Lopez
      Pages 33-33
  5. Heliostat Field Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-37
    2. Pierre Wattiez, Juan Ramos
      Pages 38-38
    3. W. Schiel, G. Lemperle
      Pages 39-39
  6. Receiver Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-44
    2. Alessio De Benedetti, José G. Martín
      Pages 45-45
    3. P. Cavalleri, V. Bedogni, A. DiMeglio, A. De Benedetti, C. Sala
      Pages 46-46
    4. H. W. Fricker
      Pages 48-48
    5. G. Lemperle, W. Schiel
      Pages 49-49
    6. Heinz Jacobs, Manuel Sánchez, Ricardo Carmona
      Pages 50-50

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 ~t a nominal power of 500 kW . e ITET and TOAB In order to assist the Operating Agent (DFVLR - Deutsche Forschungs­ und Versuchsansta1t fUr Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. ) in managing the project, the Executive Committee (EC) created two bodies called 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 formulated e. g.


Heliostat control electricity environment plants power systems solar power

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Kesselring
    • 1
    • 2
  • Clifford S. Selvage
    • 3
  1. 1.Prospective Studies DivisionSwiss Federal Institute for Reactor Research (EIR)Switzerland
  2. 2.SSPS Test and Operation Advisory BoardSwitzerland
  3. 3.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 4: Book of Summaries
  • 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 978-3-540-16149-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-82684-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 492
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
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