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Report: Collinsville Solar Thermal Power Station Technical Feasibility Study (PDF 421KB)
A report examining the technical feasibility of using solar thermal Linear Fresnel technology.
The CSTPS is a hybrid power station comprising a 30 MW solar steam generator and a gas‐fired boiler capable of operating independently or with the solar field to maintain full steam supply to a conventional turbo‐generator. This allows for full load solar generation during sunny periods, shared solar/gas generation during periods of low or variable solar insolation or full gas operation during the night or during periods of unbroken clouds.