Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Several Concentrating Solar Plants (CSP) in Tower Configuration with Different Storage Capacity in Molten Salts

dc.contributor.authorGasa, Gemma
dc.contributor.authorLópez-Román, Antón
dc.contributor.authorPrieto, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorCabeza, Luisa F.
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-14T12:35:26Z
dc.date.available2022-11-14T12:35:26Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study is to analyse the impact of the thermal energy storage system (TES) in the life cycle assessment (LCA) of a concentrating solar power plant (CSP) with central receiver technology. The study uses a base case of a plant with 110 MWel and 17.5 hours of direct storage with molten salts. First, this plant was compared with a plant of equal power but without storage. Subsequently, the LCAs of four plants with different thermal energy storage capacities, 3, 6, 9 and 17.5 equivalent hours, were compared. The results show that TES is key for solar thermal plants, not only to guarantee dispatch capacity, but also to reduce their environmental impact. Comparing different thermal storage capacities, the most environmentally efficient plant of those analysed is the one with a storage capacity of 9 h.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is part of PCI2020-120695-2 projects funded by Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación - Agencia Estatal de Investigación (MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033) and by the European Union “NextGenerationEU”/PRTR”. This work was partially funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación - Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) (PID2021-123511OB-C31 - MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033/FEDER, UE) and by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades - Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) (RED2018-102431-T- MCIU/AEI). The authors would like to thank the Catalan Government for the quality accreditation given to their research group GREiA (2017 SGR 1537). GREiA is a certified agent TECNIO in the category of technology developers from the Government of Catalonia. This work is partially supported by ICREA under the ICREA Academia programme.ca_ES
dc.format.extent5 p.ca_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/84218
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/AEI/Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2017-2020/PCI2020-120695-2/ES/TECHNO-ECONOMICAL EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE CONCEPTS FOR CSP PLANTS/ca_ES
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/AEI/Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2017-2020/PID2021-123511OB-C31/ES/ca_ES
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICIU//RED2018-102431-T/ES/RED ESPAÑOLA EN ALMACENAMIENTO DE ENERGIA TERMICA/ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofEuroSun 2022. ISES and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry. 25 - 29 September 2022, Kassel, Germanyca_ES
dc.rights© 2022 GREiA, University of Lleidaca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.subjectConcentrating solar power (CSP) plantca_ES
dc.subjectTower plantca_ES
dc.subjectThermal energy storage (TES)ca_ES
dc.subjectStorage capacityca_ES
dc.subjectLife cycle assessment (LCA)ca_ES
dc.subjectEnvironmental impactca_ES
dc.titleLife Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Several Concentrating Solar Plants (CSP) in Tower Configuration with Different Storage Capacity in Molten Saltsca_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObjectca_ES
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca_ES
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