J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr3-711-Pr3-716
Long distance electric transmission of solar thermal power generation for a sustainable development in the mediterranea regionF. Suraci1 and T. Giovanni2
1 ENEA CRE Casaccia, Via Anguillarese 301, S. Maria di Galeria, 00060 Roma, Italy
2 University of Catania, c/o ENEA CRE Casaccia, 00060 Roma, Italy
Southern Mediterranean countries, with almost 40% of land with direct insolation above 2350 kwh/m2 year, present a greater potential for solar thermal power plants than European coutries.For sites with very good solar availability a 300 MWe hybrid plant of the SEGS(Solar Electric Generating System ) type can be competitive, ISCCS ( Integrated Solar Combined Cycles Systems ) plants can also be a good option. One of the main limiting factor is that this potential area is far from European high energy demand centres.In this paper a preliminary study on bulk electrical trasmission ( up to 2GW ) of solar thermal power from Nothern African countries to Europe is carried out.The goal is to define a magnitude order for the cost of energy expoted.
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