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Transmission Benefits of Co-Locating Concentrating Solar Power and Wind

Transmission Benefits of Co-Locating Concentrating Solar Power and Wind

Date: 3/31/2012

In some areas of the United States, transmission constraints are a limiting factor in deploying new wind and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. A possible method of increasing the utilization of new transmission is to co-locate both wind and CSP with thermal energy storage. This report, Transmission Benefits of Co-Locating Concentrating Solar Power and WindPDF, examines the benefits and limits of using the dispatchability of thermal storage to increase the capacity factor of new transmission developed to access high quality solar and wind resources in remote locations.

This information was last updated on April 10, 2012