Principles of CSP performance assessment

N. Janotte*; S. Wilbert; F. Sallaberry; M. Schroedter-Homscheidt§; L. Ramirez    * German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany German Aerospace Center (DLR), Almería, Spain National Renewable Energy Center of Spain (CENER), Pamplona, Spain§ German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain


This chapter presents the principles of CSP (concentrating solar power) performance assessment. First, the measurement parameters for performance assessment are introduced, before we provide an overview of solar resource assessment for CSP. Then, standardization activities for CSP performance assessment are explained. The first section focusses on parameters and measurement ...

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