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ZCA2020 Stationary Energy Report v1

ZCA2020 Stationary Energy Report v1

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Published by: shellnet on Aug 26, 2010
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> A ten year roadmap for 100% renewable energy> Baseload energy supplied by renewable sources> Affordable at $8 per household per week
Australian Sustainable Energy
Zero Carbon AustraliaStationary Energy Plan
A researchcollaboration
© marKEl rEdondo
Published by theMelbourne Energy InstituteUniversity of Melbourne, July 2010www.energy.unimelb.edu.au
As the IEA has shown in its research, solar energy is now a serious global  player for providing the world’s energy. Australia has one of the world’sbest solar energy resource, especially suited for concentrating solar thermal  power plants, which can dispatch electricity when it is needed. The ZeroCarbon Australia Plan is based on up-to-date and sound information and  provides quality insights on how a country well-endowed in renewableresources can transition to a solar and wind economy.
CédriC PhilibErtrEnEwablE EnErgy diviSionintErnational EnErgy agEnCy
With our natural advantage Australia can and should be positioning itself asa global renewable super power for future prosperity. This report will helpshift the climate debate to focus on energy, security, affordability, export and of course opportunity. Beyond Zero Emissions offers a new and invigoratingmessage that is much needed.
robin battErhamKErnot ProfESSor of EnginEEring, univErSity of mElbournEPrESidEnt, auStralian aCadEmy of tEChnologiCal SCiEnCES and EnginEEringformErly ChiEf SCiEntiSt of auStralia
The Zero Carbon Australia 2020 plan shows that it is technically feasible and affordable to replace all fossil fuel electricity with 100% renewable energy given the willpower and commitment to do so. This is a cutting-edge science-based plan that should be read by every energy decision maker and politicianin Australia.
marK Z. JaCobSonProfESSor of Civil and EnvironmEntal EnginEEringProfESSor by CourtESy of EnErgy rESourCES EnginEEringdirECtor, atmoSPhErE/EnErgy ProgramStanford univErSity, uSa
9 780980 825800
ISBN 978-0-9808258-0-0
The management of BrightSource Energy have had a long and extensiveinvolvement in the solar thermal industry. At BrightSource's predecessor, Luz, they designed, developed, built and operated the nine SEGS parabolic trough plants inCalifornia that still operate today. Built in the 1980's, these plants were the best that could be built with the available technology at the time and certainly proved beyond any doubt that one could capture the sun's energy and convert it into steam for largescale electricity generation on a scale never before contemplated.But, there were limits to this technology which resulted in low efficiencies and capacity factors, and high capital costs. Our team at BrightSource has now completely re-engineered the whole approach to solar thermal, utilising a centralised tower to effect a direct solar to steam design. By using flat glass mirrors that track 
the sun all day and through the seasons, our tower plants generate steam at 550˚C 
and higher, allowing us to use standard Rankine cycle generation power blocks that are dry cooled. With far greater efficiencies, higher capacity factors, lower capital costs and the ability to operate the plant in hybrid mode and/or with storage, theBrightSource Luz Power Tower is the proven technology of today and well into the future for delivering firm, renewable power.I certainly encourage and endorse the need for a holistic plan being developed for our generation portfolio in Australia going forward – one that properly takes intoconsideration our targets and desire to substantially increase the proportion of renewablegeneration capacity. The plan requires careful consideration of our "as is" situation, thedesired "to be" at future dates such as 2020 and beyond, and a migration plan that will transform our generation portfolio over time to meet our renewable targets and achievesecurity of supply. Solar thermal power, as a firm, dispatchable power generationsource, will be an integral and significant component of this plan and its deployment.
— andrEw dyEr, dirECtor, brightSourCE EnErgy auStralia

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