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Operation and efficiency of large-scale solar thermal power plants
Author(s): Gilbert E. Cohen
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Paper Abstract

Nine large solar thermal power plants, 15 - 80 MWe in scale, located in Southern California's Mojave Desert, are proving since 1985 that power solar technology is a working reality. These plants produce over 90% of solar electric generation in the world. This paper provides summary information, more particularly on five of the SEGS (Solar Electric Generating Systems) plants located at Kramer Junction, and operated by KJC Operating Company. General description of the plants and the technologies involved are discussed with an overview of performance after five years of full operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2017, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XII, (22 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161973
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Gilbert E. Cohen, KJC Operating Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2017:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XII
Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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