Excel-based models for thermo-economic analysis of 10 MW PV, CSP and CSP/PV hybrid plants
Excel-based tools developed for the techno-economic evaluation of 10 MW PV, CSP and hybrid CSP/PV power plants. A number of Excel files are included that calculate the power output of standalone CSP and CSP/PV hybrid plants based on calculations from NREL's System Advisor Model, optimize the dispatchable power output for standalone CSP and CSP/PV hybrid options, and perform a cost benefit analysis based on the financial model and generated output values.
South African Department of Science and Innovation via Solar Thermal Energy Research Group (STERG)
ContributorThe author developed the Excel models individually, with input from supervisors Prof Craig McGregor and Dr Hannes Pretorius.
FormatAll files are in Excel format, .xlsx or .xlsm
Geographical LocationModels were generated in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa.