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CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMAL POWER TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW

Abdullahi Bello Uma, Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Dharam Buddhi.

Abstract
Supply of energy in sufficient quantity and quality while sustaining the environment is one of the key strategies of human development adopted by most countries and the United Nations at large. This makes solar energy a strong candidate in achieving the aim of sustainable development goals and thus many countries launched several researches towards harnessing and utilisation of solar energy in different forms. Electricity generation using photovoltaic systems have over the years becomes the most successful applications of solar energy and solar thermal systems are also gaining grounds in many countries especially Spain and United States. With their variable designs with at least a design suiting any environment at variable cost, the potential for concentrated solar power development globally is high especially in areas with high solar insolation. Similarly, solar energy storage was reviewed visa- vis the challenges associated with it giving much emphasis on the thermal storage component. This paper also reviews the developments in the field of solar energy technology applications with reference to some case studies of some plants. Finally, the various policies employed through international bodies such as United Nations and some adopted by individual countries were highlighted. It was concluded that concentrated solar power is one of the promising renewable energy technologies that will meet the needs of man.

Key words: CSP, Solar Energy, thermal storage, efficiency and energy demands


 
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Abdullahi Bello Uma, Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Dharam Buddhi. CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMAL POWER TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 8162-8184. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.922


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Abdullahi Bello Uma, Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Dharam Buddhi. CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMAL POWER TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=137573 [Access: August 18, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.922


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Abdullahi Bello Uma, Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Dharam Buddhi. CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMAL POWER TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 8162-8184. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.922



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Abdullahi Bello Uma, Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Dharam Buddhi. CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMAL POWER TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW. JCR. (2020), [cited August 18, 2021]; 7(19): 8162-8184. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.922



Harvard Style

Abdullahi Bello Uma, Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Dharam Buddhi (2020) CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMAL POWER TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW. JCR, 7 (19), 8162-8184. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.922



Turabian Style

Abdullahi Bello Uma, Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Dharam Buddhi. 2020. CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMAL POWER TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 8162-8184. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.922



Chicago Style

Abdullahi Bello Uma, Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Dharam Buddhi. "CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMAL POWER TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 8162-8184. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.922



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Abdullahi Bello Uma, Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Dharam Buddhi. "CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMAL POWER TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 8162-8184. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.922



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Abdullahi Bello Uma, Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Dharam Buddhi (2020) CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMAL POWER TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 8162-8184. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.922