Brunel University, one of the partners in the ASTEP Consortium published an article on the ‘Environmental impacts of solar thermal power plants used in industrial supply chains’.
A systematic literature review was conducted to investigate the environmental impact of solar thermal power plants in the industrial supply chains. A number of different solar thermal power collectors like parabolic trough (PT), linear Fresnel (LFR), solar dish (SD) and solar towers (ST) were considered and analysed.
The first observation was that PT collectors generate the lowest level of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, followed by LFR, DT and SD plants. There was a lack of studies dealing with the GHG emissions of LFR and SD plants which demonstrated a need of conducting more studies to gain better understanding of their environmental performances.
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by Lisa Baindu Gobio-Thomas, Muhamed Darwish and Valentina Stojceska.