Research and Markets: Concentrating Solar Power Technology: Principles, Developments and Applications

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Concentrating solar power technology: Principles, developments and applications" to their offering.

Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology is poised to take its place as one of the major contributors to the future clean energy mix. Using straightforward manufacturing processes, CSP technology capitalises on conventional power generation cycles, whilst cost effectively matching supply and demand though the integration of thermal energy storage.

Concentrating Solar Power Technology provides a comprehensive review of this exciting technology, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applications. Part one introduces fundamental principles and solar resources for concentrating solar power systems. Part two focuses on technology approaches and potential, before part three goes on to discuss optimisation, improvements and applications.

Key Topics Covered:

Part 1: Introduction: Introduction to concentrating solar power technology

- Fundamental principles of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems

- Solar resources for concentrating solar power (CSP) systems

- Site selection and feasibility analysis for concentrating solar power (CSP) systems

- Socio-economic and environmental assessment of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems.

Part 2: Technology approaches and potential: Linear Fresnel reflector (LFR) technology

- Parabolic-trough concentrating solar power (CSP) systems

- Central tower concentrating solar power (CSP) systems

- Parabolic dish concentrating solar power (CSP) systems

- Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems and applications

- Thermal energy storage systems for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants

- Hybridization of concentrating solar power (CSP) with fossil fuel power plants

- Integrating a Fresnel solar boiler into an existing coal-fired power plant: A case study

- The long-term market potential of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems.

Part 3: Optimisation, improvements and applications: Absorber materials for solar thermal receivers in concentrating solar power (CSP) systems

- Optimisation of concentrating solar power (CSP) plant designs through integrated techno-economic modeling

- Heliostat size optimisation for central receiver solar power plants

- Heat flux and temperature measurement technologies for concentrating solar power (CSP)

- Concentrating solar technologies for industrial process heat and cooling

- Solar fuels and industrial solar chemistry.

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