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Abstract

This book reports on the construction phase of the European solar power plant EURELIOS. EURELIOS was the first of half a dozen solar power plants in the MW range around the world to enter operation. It is of the central receiver type employing steam as the heat transfer fluid and has a nominal electric power of 1 MW. The Project was built in Sicily as part of the Solar Energy R&D Programme of the Commission of the European Communities. Funding was provided by the European Communities, the Governments of France; Germany and Italy and the contractors themselves, i.e. ENEL, ANSALDO, CETEL and MBB. It is important to note the EURELIOS is a purely experimental plant. The prime objective of its construction was the technical evaluation of this new and highly innovative conversion process. Its implementation at a relatively large scale - still being much below the full scale for commercial power plants of this type - was necessary because of the complexity of the involved technology. At this time it has become clear that the construction of EURELIOS was worthwhile. Its value as well as its technical and economic limits could be assessed and much detailed experience has been gained. It is also interesting to note that EURELIOS has become an outstanding example of transnational cooperation among Administrations and among industry in Europe.

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Authors: GRETZ J, CEC BRUXELLES (BEGIUM);STRUB A S, CEC BRUXELLES (BEGIUM);PALZ W CEC BRUXELLES (BEGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BEGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: P. 106, HFL 65, 1984. ISBN 90-277-1728-1. PUBL. BY: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROUP, DORDRECHT, NL, (EUR 9127 E)
Record Number: 1989122069400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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