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Title: Role of Alternative Energy Sources: Solar Thermal Technology Assessment Brief
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Publication Date: 08/2012
Publication Type: Brief
Contact: Timothy Skone
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Environmental & Water
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Author: Timothy J. Skone (NETL)
Synopsis: This analysis evaluates the role of solar thermal power in the future energy portfolio of the United States. Solar thermal power is evaluated with respect to resource base, growth, environmental profile, costs, barriers, risks, and expert opinions. The core of this analysis is the life cycle environmental and cost analysis. The report has been externally peer reviewed. The report is one of a series of Technology Assessment Reports for power production in the United States. A briefing is also included with the report.
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