Parabolic Trough Solar Field - Potential Cost Reduction
Miroslav Dolejsi and Georg Brakmann
China International CSP Station Conference
& CSPPLAZA 2016 Annual Meeting
Beijing, 17 June 2016
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The Presentation can be viewed on youtube:
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CSPPLAZA First CSP Professional Training Class
Report from CSPPlaza, Beijing, China, 21 January 2016
On January 19, 2016, the first CSP professional training class was held in Beijing, organized by CSPPLAZA and co-organized by SolEngCo, a German CSP consultancy institute.
This training lecturer is Miroslav Dolejsi, Project Manager of famous CSP plants like Andasol. He explains from three aspects, site selection of CSP projects, solar irradiation resources assessment and feasibility study. All attendees have high enthusiasm to ask solar industry questions and Mr. Miroslav answers to each question in details.

English version at: http://en.cspplaza.com/cspplaza-first-csp-professional-training.html
Chinese version at: http://www.cspplaza.com/article-6454-1.html
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Opening of the Initial Phase CSP Professional Training Class
Report from CSPPlaza, Beijing, China, 15 December 2015
The initial phase CSP professional training class organized by CSPPLAZA & SolEngCo which is a CSP professional consultation institute from Germany, will be held in Beijing on January 19th ~ 21th, 2016. This training will focus on four parts, such as the previous preparatory work of CSP projects development, details explanation of trough CSP system, the implementation, operation and maintenance of CSP stations, the owner engineers.

English version at: http://en.cspplaza.com/opening-of-the-initial-phase-csp-professional-training-class.html
Chinese version at: http://www.cspplaza.com/article-6261-1.html

Testing Guideline, Performance and Simulation Software for CSP Plants
Miroslav Dolejsi,
Report from CSPPlaza, Beijing, China, 28 September 2015

English version at: “Testing Guideline, Performance and Simulation Software for CSP Plants”
Chinese version at: http://www.cspplaza.com/article-5810-1.html

CSP Projects’ Financing and Testing Process Optimization prior to the FAC-Targeting on Lower LCOE
Report from CSPPlaza, Beijing, China, 04 August 2015
Miroslav Dolejsi, the Deputy General Manager of German-based CSP engineering consulting firm SolEngCo GmbH, also a Senior Expert of the CSP industry recently gives ideas about financing and testing process optimization of CSP projects to CSPPLAZA.

English version at: http://en.cspplaza.com/csp-projects-financing-and-testing-process-optimization-prior-to-the-fac-targeting-on-lower-lcoe.html
Chinese version at: http://www.cspplaza.com/article-5553-1.html

Interview With Miroslav Dolejsi,Vice General Manager of SolEngCo GmbH
By Summer Yang, Senior Journalist with CSPPlaza, Beijing, China, 10 July 2015
Miroslav Dolejsi, the Deputy General Manager of German-based CSP engineering consulting firm SolEngCo GmbH, also a Senior Expert of the CSP industry recently gives ideas about financing and testing process optimization of CSP projects to CSPPLAZA.

English version at: http://en.cspplaza.com/interview-outline-with-miroslav-dolejsivice-general-manager-of-solengco.html
Chinese version at: http://www.cspplaza.com/article-5358-1.html

Andasol 1 – Experience and Tests
Miroslav Dolejsi and Georg Brakmann
China International CSP Station Conference & CSPPLAZA 2015 Annual Meeting, Beijing, 26 June 2015
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Optimizing Solar Field Layout
Georg Brakmann, Miroslav Dolejsi
CSP TODAY South Africa 2015, 4th Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Conference & Expo, Cape Town, 14-15 April 2015
In this report we could show as example for a coastal site at the Gulf, that the annual energy supply would improve by
2.8 %, if the collector axis were turned from the typical North-South direction into a more favorable direction. That means, a plant with an investment volume of 350 M€ would become some 10 M€ more valuable, simply by selecting the optimized direction for the solar collector axis. Solar field layouts at other sites have similar potential for improvement

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Vorstellung des Industrienetzwerkes Deutsche CSP
Georg Brakmann, 4. Workshop des Arbeitskreises Solarthermische Kraftwerke des Netzwerkes Kraftwerkstechnik NRW, Technologiezentrum Jülich,13. Februar 2013
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CSP – Technologies, Cost and Perspectives
Georg Brakmann, Roland Klingler and Johannes Kretschmann
5th International Exergy, Energy and Environmental Symposium, Luxor, Egypt, December 12 – 15, 2011
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Solar power in the Gulf and wider Middle East region
Georg Brakmann
Solar Energy Forum, Abu Dhabi, 27 March 2011
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Construction of the ISCC Ain Béni Mathar in Morocco
Georg Brakmann, Nour-EddineBadaoui, Miroslav Dolejsi and Roland Klingler
16th SolarPACES Conference, Perpignan, France, 21-24 October 2010
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Solar Power for Egypt - ISCC Kuraymat
Georg Brakmann
Arabian Power & Water Summit, Abu Dhabi, March 2010.
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Construction of the ISCC Kuraymat
Georg Brakmann,FathyAmeen Mohammad, Miroslav Dolejsi and Mathias Wiemann
15th SolarPACES Conference, Berlin, Germany, September 2009
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Making solar power work
Bernadette Redfern
Special Report Power & Water, pages 38 and 39 of MEED, July 2008
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Technical Due Diligence of CSP Plants for Project Finance
Georg Brakmann
World Solar Power, Focus-Abengoa Forum on Energy and Climate Change, Seville, October 2007
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Renewable Energy: Seeing the light
Richard Niel
Special Report Power & Water, pages 50 and 51 of MEED, March 2007
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Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Plants in Egypt and Morocco
Georg Brakmann
CLEAN ENERGY POWER® 2007, Berlin, 24 January 2007
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Solar Thermal Power 2020 – Exploiting the Heat from the Sun to Combat Climate Change
Georg Brakmann, Rainer Aringhoff, Sven Teske
Greenpeace / ESTIA / IEA SolarPaces - 2006
ISBN: 90-73361-82-6
This report demonstrates that there are no technical, economic or resource barriers to supplying 5% of the world’s electricity needs from solar thermal power alone by 2040 – even against the challenging backdrop of a projected more than doubling in global electricity demand. The solar thermal industry is capable of becoming a dynamic, innovative €15 billion annual business within 20 years, unlocking a new global era of economic, technological and environmental progress.
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Energia Solar Termoeléctrica 2020
This report is the Spanish translation of Solar Thermal Power 2020.
Greenpeace / ESTIA / IEA SolarPaces - 2006
ISBN: 90-73361-82-6
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ISCC Kuraymat-Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Plant in Egypt
Georg Brakmann, Khaled Fekry, Ayman M. Fayek
Paper FA4-S7 presented at 13th International Symposium on Concentrating Solar Powerand Chemical Energy Technologies, SolarPACES, Seville, Spain,June 2006
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ISCC Ain Beni Mathar - Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Plant in Morocco
Georg Brakmann, Mohammed Berrehili, Khalid Filali
Paper FA4-S6 presented at 13th International Symposium on Concentrating Solar Powerand Chemical Energy Technologies, SolarPACES, Seville, Spain, June 2006
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Concentrated Solar Thermal Power – Now!
Georg Brakmann, Rainer Aringhoff, Dr. Michael Geyer, Sven Teske,
issued by Greenpeace / ESTIA / IEA SolarPaces report of September 2005
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Solarthermische Kraftwerksprojekte weltweit
Georg Brakmann
Zukunftsinvestionsprogramm (ZIP) der Bundesregierung, Abschluss-Seminar, Hochtemperatur - solarthermische Stromerzeugung, Berlin, 10 May 2004
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The Concentrating Solar Power Global Market Initiative
Rainer Aringhoff, Dr. Michael Geyer, Frederick H. Morse
issued by GEF, UNEP, BMU, KfW, Estia, SolarPaces and SEIA, April 2004
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The proposed CSP Global Market Initiative
Georg Brakmann
International Executive Conference on Expanding the Market for Concentrating Solar Power, Palm Springs, California, USA, October 2003
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Market for Solar Industrial Process Heat Application(Example Egypt)
Georg Brakmann
Solar Industrial Process Heat Workshop, ISE, Freiburg, February 2003
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Theseus A.E. – Umweltfreundliche Energieerzeugung in Griechenland
Georg Brakmann
Presentation of the 50 MWe Solar Thermal Power Plant for Crete during the Symposium of the German Greek Chamber of Commerce in Athen, January 2003
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ISCC Mathania (India)
Georg Brakmann, Helmut Ernst and Gopal Somani
11th International Symposium on Concentrating Solar Powerand Chemical Energy Technologies, SolarPACES, Zurich Switzerland,September 2002
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The Status and Prospects of CSP Technologies
Georg Brakmann and David Kearney
International Executive Conference onExpanding the Market for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) -Moving Opportunities into Projects, KfW, UNEP, GEF, BMU, Berlin, Germany, June 2002
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Mathania Solar Power Plant for India
Georg Brakmann
GlobeEx 2000, International Energy Conference in Las Vegas, USA, July 2000
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Solar IPP Project Development in Greece
Georg Brakmann
GlobeEx 2000, International Energy Conference in Las Vegas, USA, July 2000
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Solar Thermal Power Plant Technology
Georg Brakmann
Workshop for Investors, NREA, Cairo, January 2000
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50 MWe Solarthermisches Kraftwerk auf Kreta
THESEUS A.E.
Projekt Status Präsentation der Theseus A.E., November 1999
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Solar Thermal Power Plant Projects – Solar-Only and ISCC
Georg Brakmann
German Technology Cairo ’99, German Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Cairo, October 1999
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Theseus – 50 MWe Solar Thermal IPP in Crete
Georg Brakmann
Commission of the European Union, Bruxelles, June 1998
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Das solarthermische 50-MW-Kraftwerk Theseus
Georg Brakmann
Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, Sonderdruck aus Heft 4/1998 Seite 249-251
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Business Opportunities in Solar Thermal Power Plants
Georg Brakmann and Rainer Aringhoff
Third International Conference on Solar Energy & Utilities, Veile, Denmark, May 1997
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Hybrid Solar Thermal Power Cycles CO2 Emissions and the Fossil Combined Cycle Challenge
M.A. Geyer, P. Nava and G. Brakmann
International Conference of Comparative Assessments of Solar Power Technologies, SOLCOM I, The State of Israel, Ministry of Science and Technology and the International Energy Agency, SolarPACES, Jerusalem, February 14-18, 1994
This paper advocated already in early 1994 the integration of solar thermal power into combined cycle power plants, a technology which later became known and implemented as Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC).
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Verminderung von CO2 Emissionen als Export Dienstleistung: Neues Model der Nord Süd Kooperation
Georg Brakmann
8. Internationales Sonnenforum, Berlin, July 1992
This paper promoted the idea of making avoided CO2 emissions a tradable commodity to create a win-win situation:
Southern countries could reduce the cost of their solar generated electricity and export a service (CO2 emission reduction) which would be paid for in foreign exchange. Northern countries could reduce CO2 emissions at lower cost than would be possible in their own countries.
This concept was institutionalized in 2006 as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto protocol.

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Fichtner engineers solar thermal power plants (English)
Fichtner engineers solar thermal power plants (German)
Georg Brakmann
Fichtner Information N° 63 of May 1992
In this publication is shown the large dependence of solar electricity generation cost on the discount (interest) rate, whereas electricity generated from coal depends largely on the fuel price escalation rate.
Also this publication treats the optimization between the size of the thermal storage device, the size of the solar collector field and the capacity of capacity of the power block.

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Integrated technical, economic and ecological consideration of large scale solar thermal power plants for developing countries
Georg Brakmann
World Clean Energy Conference, Geneva, November 1991
This publication compared 30 years of operation a 30 MW solar thermal power plant to a typical coal-fired plant in developing countries (without flue gas desulphurization and NOx control). The solar thermal power plant will avoid:
  • Depletion of coal reserves 1.3 million tons
  • Ash deposits 470,000 tons
  • SO2 emissions 16,000 tons
  • NOx emissions 4 200 tons
  • CO2 emissions 2.1 million tons
Furthermore this paper calculated the cost of avoiding the emissions and promoted the idea to make avoidance of CO2 emissions a tradable commodity in order to achieve the globally most cost efficient strategy of CO2 emission reduction.
This concept was institutionalized in 2006 as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto protocol.
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Fichtner plans solar energy andsolar hydrogen projects (English)
Fichtner plans solar energy andsolar hydrogen projects (German)
Georg Brakmann
Fichtner Information N° 36 of January 1989
This publicationpromotes the vision of large scale application of solar energy in order to combat global climate change and to supply Europe with solar energy from the Middle East and North Africa. This vision gained high popularity with the creation of the DESERTEC Initiative in 2009.
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Comparisons between some High Reynolds Number Turbulent Boundary Layer Experiments at Mach 4, and various recent Calculation Procedures
D.J. Peake, G. Brakmann and J.M. Romeskie
AGARD Conference Proceedings N° 93 on Turbulent Shear Flows, of the Fluid Dynamics Panel Specialist's Meeting, London, September 1971
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