The role of biomass in the future development of CSP in southern Europe: The case of Spain

Pedro Haro, Daniel Peñalver, Montserrat Suárez-Almeida, Eric Larson, Ahmed F. Ghoniem, Alberto Gómez-Barea

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Abstract

For 2030, Spain has set ambitious targets for increasing intermittent renewable electricity generation. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants have the capability of store solar energy during operation allowing a reduction of the external support to renewable generation to cover the demand. A model has been developed for the estimation of the impact of a CSP deployment by substituting the targeted solar photovoltaic generation in the country. The results indicate that biomass can play a role in the extension of energy storage in CSP plants and providing the residual external support needed to balance the demand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1482-1483
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings
Volume2018
Issue number26thEUBCE
StatePublished - May 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

Keywords

  • Biomass
  • Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)
  • Energy storage
  • Grid model

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    Haro, P., Peñalver, D., Suárez-Almeida, M., Larson, E., Ghoniem, A. F., & Gómez-Barea, A. (2018). The role of biomass in the future development of CSP in southern Europe: The case of Spain. European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, 2018(26thEUBCE), 1482-1483.