Modeling Electricity Production-Demand Correlations for STEC Plants in Dispersed Locations

Balabanov, T. (1981). Modeling Electricity Production-Demand Correlations for STEC Plants in Dispersed Locations. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-81-159

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It has been a recent task of IIASA's Energy Systems Program to study solar energy and in particular opportunities for deploying large-scale solar technologies for electricity production in a set of countries.

In this context the present simulation model was developed. This model called STECP was used to investigate the electrical output of solar plants with and without internal thermal storage that were conceived to be spread across three different time zones.

As a result, it appears that a higher reliability of electricity supply can be achieved if the solar plants are sited in dispersed locations than if they were concentrated in one place. Introduction of internal thermal storage in the system of solar plants increases its seasonal electric output from two to three times and decreases external storage requirements.

The model, which is described here along with some application results, permits a consistent investigation of the electricity production-demand correlation for a system of solar electric plants.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:49
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:10

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